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At PartnerCon in San Diego, California, I gave a lecture called “Let There Be Light.” This lecture was an academic, aesthetic and philosophical discussion on light, what it means and how we use it to communicate. This was my opening slideshow. Stay tuned for more installments from the lecture in the weeks to come.

A Quick Challenge

By the way, I chose the song on this slideshow with care. Pay close attention to the resolution at the end, there is a hidden treasure in this song that is not only interesting trivia, but is sheer brilliance on the part of the musician, Kevin Burdick. “In Too Deep” is a song about the hope of redemption from darkness, so if you have heard my lecture, you will understand why I chose it. But in the resolution at the end, or the redemptive movement of the song, Kevin Burdick makes one extremely brilliant move to elevate the song and shine light into the darkness of the music. See if you can figure out what that brilliant move is… then send me a note. First person to get right answer will get a signed CD of Kevin’s music.

Enjoy the slideshow and stand by for more installments on “Let There Be Light.”

Photography by Jared Platt, Platt Photography
Music by Kevin Burdick, courtesy of Triple Scoop Music.

About Jared Platt

Photographer Jared PlattJared Platt is an Arizona based wedding and portrait photographer and instructor. He teaches workshops and lectures accross the country. To learn more about his workshops and lectures, go to


  • Grant Oakes says:

    It’s the presence of light and shadow (darkness) that gives depth, hence in too deep.

  • Janneke M says:

    Great slideshow! And very well thought-out too. I love how right at the change in the song (the redemptive movement) you immediately show a newborn baby image and show happy images of children, marriages, happy moments in life. Beautiful.

    I would say the redemptive movement starts around 2:44. What stuck out to me was how stocatto feeling the song was before that with the electric guitar and lyrics. At this point he introduces the piano as opposed to the electric guitar so it’s a softer, lighter feeling. And then the whole mood of the song changes as the lyrics become more sing-songy and flow like a river as opposed to rain drops falling. (I am no musician, but I hope that makes sense).

    Love it!

  • Amy Corrigan says:

    This is fantastic! Well done, Jared. I love how you incorporated scripture into your piece. I am inspired to create a compilation of my own favorite images.

    As a side note: I was just introduced to your work less than 2 weeks ago! I just finished your latest createLIVE workshop, have just received your presets and am going to purchase the Ultimate LR Workflow. Thanks so much for your inspiration and the way you teach. I have already made changes to my workflow and my husband is thrilled that I have already completed 2 assignments and have started on the third. My stress level has gone down and I am seeing real value in all that you have shared with your teaching. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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