I am a natural light photographer by choice . All I use for my photos is available light and modifiers. Reflectors, diffuser. I am a natural light photographer because I am in love with natural light. I don't know artificial light and I am not interested at the moment in learning.But let me tell you Artificial light can be learned . It's not occult science prerogative of a few enlightned people. It can be learned via tutorials on you tube if you want and that's wonderful. There is a myth surrounding the world of photography that says if you don't know how to use studio light you're not a professional photographer. But let me ask you this question: what is a professional photographer anyway? Would you judge an artist by the type of light she chooses to paint? By the brand of brushes she uses? By the material she decides to sculpt, to carve , to paint on? IF photography is an art, any photographer is allowed to use the medium they seem most fit to what they want to express. I am interested in authentic emotions, intense connections, love in its most primal unedited, raw form. I am interested in seeing people in relation to their own light. I just think using natural light is allowing me to tell the stories that i want to tell the way I want to tell them and while I don't dislike studio work, I just don't see it as instrumental now to the kind of work I want to do. Maybe one day I will want to expand my own narrative and just like an artist who chooses a different medium or form of expression this will change. Does this make me less of a photographer? For years I thought so. I have been immersed in the process of learning photography for eight years now but only the last two I started feeling comfortable in presenting myself as a photographer. Does it make me less of a photographer then? Maybe. Then don't call me a photographer. Call me a story teller, a wannabe artist, a thinker or a pretentious weirdo. I don't think I care much about labelling myself any longer. I have a stash of business cards sitting on my desk, unused.