Learn to love light AND shadow

Spray-and-pray. Anyone who’s held a camera has used this method of photography, usually when you first start out (and hopefully only then). Spray-and-pray refers to the fever pitch creative mania one deploys in the pursuit of a great image. An event is unfolding in front of you. Maybe it’s an exchange of wedding vows. Or your child is taking her first steps. Perhaps a fiery sunset lights the ocean horizon in a mix of reds, oranges, and purples. Clickclickclickclickclickclick. You...