I Don't Know

Recently - I was asked how it is I do what I do. What f-stop..what shutter speed? Do I meter for the light..or for the dark? What are the rules I follow..when I look thru my lens...see what I see....when I compose the scene that is unfolding before me?

The questions stopped and stumped me. It made me think about what might be the answer.

I don't know..is what I said.

There isn't any pre-thought..any methodology..any technique or technicality. There are no rules that I adhere to or follow. It either feels right..or it feels wrong. What I see and how I do - is intuitive. It comes from a quiet place..a knowing space - that somewhow somewhere resides inside.

Sure - the sun's rise should be rightfully captured in the distant horizon...filling the sky with its light and luminosity. But today - I was mesmerized by  the sun's rise reflecting in the waters stretched out before me. It was to that that I turned my camera's lens.

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I'm both honored and thrilled to have been chosen to be among this most amazing and inspiring group of photographers for an exhibit juried by Joel Meyerowitz at the Copley Society of Art.

Then & Now: The Enduring Allure of Light in Photography.

10 September - 6 October 2011.

Reception: Thursday, 15 September 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.