Feel the warmth
This has already been an exciting month, what better way to start it off than to have a nice calming photo to start the new year. This photo was taken early/mid 2011 while I was mentoring a student in photography. First of all, to be asked to teach and share one of my greatest passions with someone that is interested in it, was very flattering. Secondly, to be able to massage and sculpt a gift that she already had and give a strong foundation for her to build upon; not limit her excitement about photography, but to show her that the ideas you have CAN be achieved.
One of the craziest things about teaching was not only seeing the "ah-ha face" but for me to have an "ah-ha" face. I sometimes take for granted what I do know about photography and what habits I have picked up over time. At the beginning, I thought it was about teaching, at the end it was more about the amazing things I learned.
I hope you enjoy!