Let’s kick this thing off! (if you don’t know what P26 is, check out my previous blog post…)
Okay, so I light most things. It’s not that I don’t like natural light, it’s just that I don’t like worrying about finding shade or dealing with the ever-changing amounts of it; clouds come and go, the subject doesn’t stay in the good light because it’s boring there, the stupid earth rotates… you just can’t win!
It’s not always practical to light stuff, though, and I need to just get over it.
I don’t actually attach any particular value to using lights or not using lights… they’re just different approaches to get different results; IMO, neither is implicitly “better” than the other. For me, lighting is just easier because it’s predictable.
But it’s time to let go and accept the chaos once in a while.
This is my younger daughter, doing her movie star thing. Okay, really, she’s sitting on a little scooter thingy and just hanging out with her sister and cousin, but she looks like she’s contemplating what she’s going to wear on the red carpet.
And there was some insanely heavy cloud cover, so the light was very soft and totally consistent… I almost feel like it was cheating!