words & photographs by Reza Ansari when it comes to pro photography, one of the main things to consider is how to light the subject. people's imagination of a professional photographer is a person with the latest model cameras, great lenses, super expensive gears, fancy studios with lots of staff working at, and so on, but If we take a look at some of big names in the art photography field, who sell a piece by hundred and hundred thousand dollars, we see some of them even still using very very old and sometimes antique gears and cameras; so what's the secret? for example lets take a look at Jeff Lipsky's photographs: http://www.jefflipsky.com he still shoots films, It means most of his lovely photographs are taken by analog cameras. One of the most challenging part in each photograph is the light. whenever you take control of the light, you will be a master. to know when and what time of the day is good for your shooting, or what angle to shoot your subject that gives you the best possible lighting. best lighting is not full lighting, sometimes a small source of a light in a pure darkness is the best of the light. you have to feel your photographs, they represent your personality, your lifestyle, your soul. be open with yourself, take your camera and shoot whatever you see, whatever you feel then at the end of the day throw the memory out or delete all the shots you've taken at that day. do this every time to time to conquer your fears, to take your courage to the next level, to live at the moment. so forget about your camera model, whatever it is, you still can do magic if you study the lighting. I will talk about it more and more in my next blogs. share your thoughts at the comments.