Letting in the Light

May 1, 2020 Jamie Michelson

Letting in the Light

Young woman and man family couple indoors relaxation

Most of us at SMZ (except Jeff, Nick and a few others) shoot photos on our smartphone. If you’ve never worked with an SLR camera (DSLR these days), you’re probably not familiar with shutter speed, ISO or aperture. I was always fuzzy on the three and — as a result — so were my photographs.

In photography, the “pupil” of your lens is called aperture. You can shrink or enlarge the size of the aperture to allow more or less light to reach your camera sensor.

As the walls at our homes feel like they are closing in, it’s actually the perfect time to widen our aperture just a little. That means opening our eyes to different ways of doing things, eyeing ideas from every possible angle, and putting a brighter light on our work product. And like the song lyrics tell us …

They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph …

In a time when we are looking for clarity and focus, let’s look to ourselves, too.

I end this with a link to an interesting cover of the song, Kodachrome.