Thursday, February 20, 2014

Light-Physical, Emotional and Spiritual

Light is the stuff of photography. A photographic image is made of light in its varying intensities. But just as important is light's enormous influence on our physical, emotional, symbolic and visual world. Light's effect is unavoidable and ever present. Light reveals, illumines, enlightens, defines and is associated with wisdom, warmth, nobility, good, God and life. Light's absence can suggest the opposite. And light can overwhelm, wash out, burn up and blow out.  Hence an awareness of the symbolic and visual significance of light in our lives, and in all of art, is central in the development of an artist. An appreciation of the role light plays is fundamental to literacy in any of the visual arts, as well as culture, religion and arts of all kinds.    Read more…. learn photography basics

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