Inspired by Elle

For the last three to four months I've been working on a new way to teach photographers about lighting and the art of photography. Every day I spend as much time as possible working on my material to teach photographers. Today as I was going over one section of my upcoming series, I remembered what inspired me to first start looking into working with large umbrella light modifiers.


In the late 80's and 90's I was hooked on Elle magazine and the amazing images that were produced each month.  As I studied the images, I was intrigued by the way the photographs were lit. They were just beautiful! Elle magazine and the work of Gilles Bensimon opened my eyes to working to seeing light in a brand new way. 

Always  keep your eyes open for new ways of seeing light. Your inspiration may come from a magazine or from your day-to-day activities, but stay alert to seeing and observing light each and every day and incorporating  what you see into your images.

Yesterday I was walking down the street when I passed an area as the sun came through two buildings. I was so taken with the quality of light that I had to pull out my iPhone and record the moment. 

Look for light every day and always dream big.