What’s your exposure?

Asking a photographer about exposure sounds simple enough. It’s not a subjective questions and the answer is clearly a fact. F/4 is not F/8. 125th of a second is exactly that and not open to interpretation or equivocation.

But the real question for any artist, especially photographers who work in the greater world, has more to do with what’s in front of the camera instead of how a camera’s dial is set.

Exposing oneself to the world counts for everything. Sitting idly by and hoping the world comes to your door will predictably end in disappointment or even failure.

You have to lace up your shoes and get out and expose yourself to the happenings and motions of life. That’s where the raw material for art lives.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.