Foetoss Means – Part 3

So why “Foetoss”? “I get the whole photography and light connection, but what is with the whole light source and verb tense stuff?”

This is my theory in strategy for photography: a vision must be large, almost extravagant, inexhaustible and full of practical, achievable steps to each plateau of success.

Now with my theory published, I will disclose the connection between the studio name and  theory.

My vision is centered on God. From my viewpoint everything I am; everything I have and everything that exists around me has far too much order to happened by random “chance”. I believe that everything about us and around us points to Creative Intelligent Design. Therefore I put “chance” aside as a source of creative power and find no other possibility for  a source of creative power than an intelligent being whom must be far more intelligent than me.

There have been massive amounts of time, money and energy expended to find some or any sign of life within our universe besides our own with no substantial proof in return. This is not intended to be a criticism of anyone who is or has invested their time, money and/or energy into this search. I have many friends who are or have been involved in these searches and I will not offend or slander them in any way.

With an intelligent design by a being more intelligent than I am, responsible for creating the universe can only describe one; God. The center of my photography vision. Now the Greek word “Foe-toss” meaning “of light” means that “Foe-toss” is only possible because of “light”. Direct application to photography, without light there would be no way that we could photograph anything.

How does this tie back to God other than my belief that He created everything and light by which to see it all, He actually is spoken of as light Himself.

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”

I John 1:1-5


Foetoss Means

On some of the blog pages I have written about the purpose, name meaning and what Foetoss Light does. However I have not written anything on the blog discussing the studio name and what it means. So, in case you have been wondering here it is!

“Foetoss” is an ancient Greek word.

You thought that is all I was going to say about a name like “Foetoss Light”? *Grin* If you did then the joke worked. I am just kidding about the joke. I had set-up the post to automatically publish on a specific day, promptly forgetting that I had done so. Please forgive me for the over sight.

“Foetoss” is an ancient Greek word from which we get the word “photography”. However, I would like at this time to add linguists believe that the Greek word “Foetoss” comes from the root “Foce”. “Foce” means “light”. “Foetoss” literally translated means “Of light.”

“Foetoss” in the ancient Greek is a noun, but not an ordinary noun. This noun has a case which predicates the meaning of the Greek sentence. Much like when we conjugate  verbs “ran” versus “run”, this Greek noun case points not just to the subject “light” but the action of the “light” because the case is a “genitive” case. In other words, this light is actively producing something and the source’s production is the subject instead of light alone.

So you ask “How do we get ‘photography’ from ‘Foetoss’ and ‘light’ from ‘Foce’ and they both mean the same thing?” “Foetoss” and “Foce” really do not mean the same thing because “Foetoss” builds on the meaning of “Foce”.

This post has already come to 500+ words, so I will finish the post and make it at-least 2 parts. Please return to read the next post as its second post will be published on this following Friday, June 1st!

Coming Soon!

If you read Tuesday’s blog post, you may have caught a back handed announcement. Yes, that is right. A website! I have been working quite a while of different pieces of the website which will have its grand opening soon and we hope it is useful and naturally intuitive to use!

It has been under revision and the planning stages were laborious sometimes even tedious. I can tell you this; it will look very close if not exactly like this blog.

I apologize that this is not much of a photography post for tips and helps. Although now, you will be able to look at my work and see how much of my own advice I take! *Grin*

Since I have dedicated this post to talking about the soon to be Grand Opening of the “” website, I will take the time in this post to tell you a little bit of the services I plan for my images to fill.

Fine Art: Including things such as Wall Art for home decor, Wildlife, Flowers, Scenery, Weather Occurrences, Architecture, Oceanic/Beach, Events and Modeled Poses.

Web-safe: Pre-sized to fit common website image placements such as WordPress/Website Header Images, Facebook Timeline Covers and Blog Covers. Other Web-safe images will include blog Topic Visual Aids (Food, Drinks and Side dishes for the  Active blogging Home-Maker & Chef). We hope to continuously expand our topic base to cover all of your blogging uses.

Our third and last service will be in Contract shooting for Real-Estate Brokers and Local Businesses.

I very much appreciate referrals of any kind, just to build a reader base for the blog, or even customer referral for the website Grand Opening! You have been a very kind and generous reading audience. Thank you for reading and giving me your encouragement through your “Likes” and “Comments” on posts!