Always when I hear someone say that photography is playing with light I think to myself: WTF, no it’s not.
In my opinion it would be the same to say jumping off of a building is playing with gravity.
If at all then photography is controlling light (especially with flash but it’s not restricted to that).
Jumping off of a building with a parachute would be kind of controlling gravity.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.