All about the light?

I was having a bit of a web tour the other day when I ran across an exchange in a blog that propounded the old photographic chestnut that ‘it’s all about the light’. As ever the subject was landscape photography and the concern was that one of the conversationalists spent a significant amount of time waiting for the light to be right. Going further, the light was what made his photographs, it was really his subject.

All this is fine, but I was struck by how assured the statement was that ‘photography is all about the light’. When I look around, it seems to me that much photography is all about the subject and the light may enhance, detract or simply be irrelevant to the picture made. (You don’t even need much light now with the latest cameras it seems:))

Just a though, but it helps not to lose sight of how rich and diverse the world is, and that includes the world of photography.

Mike

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