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Explorations of Light

written by: Edda Taylor

First I studied fine art, and then I fell in love with photography. Ambient light has always been my preferred element of the medium. In my first photography class, my professor, Gerhard Bakker, influenced my defining style when he said, “You are going to become a photographer. A painter of light.” He explained the origin of the word “photography” from the Greek words “photo” meaning “light” and “grapho” meaning “write.” I knew I would be a painter of light using a camera instead of a brush, and I began my explorations of light. As a painter learns the properties of Read more »