Light, whose new book, What's Going On? 1969–1974 (Light Squared Media), proves that you don't need an MFA to be a great photographer, says that even the teachers in MFA programs tend to be more well-known and experienced photographers. His advice: "Don't wait 15 years to do it, like I did. It will open doors for you." He is optimistic, in fact, that as the original generation of lifelong photo teachers continues to retire, more faculty jobs will become available.