A week ago, I had the opportunity to travel into the city for a one on one mentoring session with the amazingly talented Benita Cloward of BRC Photography in Oklahoma. Benita and I worked on and discussed everything from shooting and editing to business and marketing. I don’t think there was a single thing we missed! It was not only a ton of fun, but it was also exactly the type of experience I was looking for to take my photography to the next level. What I loved the most about working with Benita is that she is a no frills photographer. She is not spending a lot of time altering her images in Photoshop, carrying around tons of lighting or devices to manipulate the shot, or counting on an entourage of assistants to get the photo she wants. She is so skilled that she knows exactly what to do with just her camera and a lens to get what she is looking for. That is precisely the type of photographer you want when you hire someone to shoot your wedding, family, baby, or child. And I am so thrilled to have been given the opportunity to “look behind the curtains” and see exactly how a photographer with that level of talent makes it all happen. Here are a few samples of my shots of our beautiful model, Brittany, who allowed us to march her through the streets of New York with all kinds of crazy outfits on. Thank you again to both Benita and Brittany for giving me such a fantastic learning experience in NYC….