I brought a lot of lighting equipment to this particular shoot. I set everything up and tested the lights, to discover that I didn't really like the way that artificial lighting looked in this situation. As soon as I took all of the equipment away, I was left with one window; that's when I think the beauty of natural lighting really hit me as a photographer. It was the first epiphany I had about lighting and the fact that I definitely prefer a window and a reflector over lugging a ton of lights around. That doesn't mean I'll never use lighting to help me out in certain situations, but for the most part...I'm hooked on natural light.
© Jamie Goodsell