We have spent the last 30 years learning the physics of photography. How light travels through a lens and exposes film or a sensor. The difference a quality lens makes in the overall image. The chemistry of black and white film, and the permanence of ink on various papers. The methods of framing employed by museums.
After understanding how light is captured and stored on film and in a computer sensor, the artist is free to record what he sees in the world around him. Waiting for the perfect light or using composition to draw a viewer into the photogapher's world. Evoking emotion of all types. The tools make sharing the experience possible.