Yesterday's editorial shoot left the studio full of the usual event aftermath; piles of dirty buckets, mixed boxes of candles, linens, ribbons and vases. Some of the flowers were really damaged from excessive handling while being photographed, but some returned in beautiful condition. We cleaned in the morning, had appointments all afternoon and in the late afternoon I practiced taking pictures. (Taking pictures sounds less intimidating to me than "photography"). We have so much beauty and light around the studio that this year I made a goal to learn just enough about the camera to capture some of the beauty from time to time.