Sometimes one tries to be something they are not. The very talented Ruben Rodriguez spent an afternoon with me coaching me on studio shooting. A screen was put up, he adjusted the lights and away we shot. It felt wrong…like I was holding my camera upside down or something. I was enclosed, tied down to an artificial light source, yearning to escape…okay this is sounding a bit dramatic. Anyway, the moment I walked outside I saw gorgeous light. I put Alex (my talented and beautiful assistant/model) against the tree and realized that I was very happy being a natural light photographer and I had no desire to be anything else.