Sunday, July 27, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Nothing will work unless you do." - Maya Angelou

The opportunity to learn exists everywhere - we just need to open ourselves to it and let it in. Last night a wish of mine to see a fashion photographer at work was granted. His humbleness and unwavering focus were amazing to watch. My single response to a portrait of Thomas he took with an iPhone was Wow. Politely he asked if he could take Thomas's and my photo. I immediately said yes-he guided me expertly through his choice of settings and then confidently rearranged lights to achieve a dramatic balance. Two photos were all that it took to capture a romantic moment. Minutes later the image was transfered to my laptop and finished in Photoshop. Below is my favorite portrait of Thomas and me - taken by John Paul Hoogasian.