Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Right Lighting
"The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some it’s a Broadway spotlight; for others, a lamplit desk. Use your natural powers—of persistence, concentration, insight, and sensitivity—to do work you love and work that matters. Solve problems, make art, think deeply." ~Susan Cain, from Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
I love this quote...it speaks to me deeply as a person (and an introvert!). I may not always be the best at solving problems, but I am passionate about making art and thinking deeply. These are two things I can't help but do - it's embedded in me at a molecular level. How about you? What is your "best lighting"? Whatever it is, stand in it and own it...that one thing you love is what makes you a star.
The above image is from the latest lesson in the Beyond Beyond class I'm taking (via Kim Klassen)...I'm starting the very slow process of learning a manual camera. I borrowed my husband's Canon and played with f-stops for this lesson. I adore my trusty point-and-shoot Lumix, but am enjoying trying to figure out how a manual camera works. I have so much to learn...baby steps!