Best Registration Table Photo I've Taken

By now you know me as one who makes pictures rather than takes pictures.

Here is the last picture I made at the Maui Photo Festival - in the lobby, no less . . . and with my Canon G10. It's also the last picture I took for my next book, "Confessions of a Compact Camera Shooter," due out this holiday season.

When I saw the red painting behind the registration table, I knew I had to use it as a background for a portrait – for two reasons: 1) the background itself was beautiful, and 2) the beautiful natural light in the area. Before the general session, I spotted a potential subject, who willingly volunteered for my "Registration Table" photograph.

The only Photoshop work: a bit of selective softening.

The message of this short homily: make pictures everywhere.

Explore the light,