I’ve just finished my daily devotion/prayer/meditation/Bible study that I have tried to start my day with for the last 2 months. I heard a speaker who made a strong case for beginning your day this way..”In all things, put God first, and the rest will come to you.” (Matthew 6:33) I must say that this has turned into one of my favorite times of the day, and I start the days with peace more often now that I have added that daily habit. I highly recommend it.
I wanted to share my insight that I had this morning, because I am feeling especially thankful for the life God has led me to.
In the Bible, the strongest and most common analogy for Jesus is “the Light.” He is a “light unto our paths”, a “light in the darkness”, and “the way, the truth, and the light.”
The more mature you become as a photographer, the more you realize that the key to photography is this: you must be perceptive to the light. You must understand, study, and “feel” the light. Light is the critical element to a great picture. I began thinking that this connection to “the light” must be at the core of why so many photographers that I’ve met are deeply spiritual people. In fact, prayer is still an integral part of every Professional Photographers of NC meeting, even though it’s not a religiously affiliated group.
I would like to suggest that everyone should develop their photography skills. You will learn to see beauty around you that you never noticed before, and the world will become a more amazing place. And, if you are like me and so many others, you will start to notice God all around you, and you will become more connected to Him and thankful for all he has created. Photographers don’t make beautiful pictures, they just notice them, already created by God. Learn to notice the light in all you do, and you will find yourself worshiping God in a very deep and meaningful way.
Do any other photographers, amateur or professional, feel this way as well? I’d love to hear your comments.