Sculpting with Light

Sculpting with Light by Harold Ross


Like most photographers, I believe that lighting is extremely important. As Alan Briot points out, it is one of 8 pillars that support one’s photographic vision (practically speaking). For me, it’s next in importance only to content and composition. I sometimes think (and this may sound quite strange to some of you) that it’s every bit as important as subject matter and composition! I’m saying this with a wink and a nod, but subjects, even mundane ones, with the right lighting, take on a life and presence beyond that which we expect. And so, if content is the most important thing in a photograph, how can lighting, the thing which breathes the very life into a subject, be less so? MORE