Shooting Artistically with Indoor Light
Inspire yourself to see indoor light in a whole new way.
We create art because something inside us says we have to. Our perception of the world is of limitless opportunities to devise from that by which we are surrounded. When you hear the word art, where do your thoughts go? Do you immediately think of a particular painting, poem, a song, an image that has you so emotionally invested with how it was created that you can conjure it up in your mind without much hesitation?
Art is the greatest expression of what its maker is feeling, it is a look into their soul, an opportunity for them to share their experiences and emotions in their unique voice. Think about that piece of art and determine what it is that attracted you in the first place. It may have been the style of language used, or the emotional connection to the artist, or perhaps it was the technique of the brush strokes that called your attention.
A picture without emotion, without thought, without intention is just a picture. When we introduce creativity into that snapshot we begin to MAKE art from our personal experience. The camera is our tool, bridging the gap from what we as artists feel and what the viewer sees.
Our creative energy doesn’t cease when we leave the outdoors and our lives continue when we step inside. It is important that we learn to satisfy our artistic urges with what is available to us. Indoor light provides so much opportunity to do just that if we can train our eyes to see a bit differently.
Katie Brenkert, of Katie Brenkert Photography, is a lifestyle/documentary photographer living in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, 3 kids, puppy, some hermit crabs and a couple of fish. Her photography highlights life as a stay at home mom to her crazy crew because as a hobby photographer, her family is her inspiration and her muse. Although the love for taking pictures started as a passion for documenting, it has over time, morphed into a passion to create art. Kids change every single day and the desire to tell that story is what makes Katie want to pick up her camera. Her work has been published in Birds and Blooms Magazine, included with HGTV, and she has had a photography workshop, Remembering Childhood, featured in the Huffington Post. Katie is a contributing artist with Cavan Images and her work has been published in the marketing material of the humanitarian organization Matthew 25 Ministries.