This award means "no more ramen" is our plan for the cut line.
Scholarship is a topic that doesn't often bring up memories of frivolity.
Especially with academic administrators.
As we planned this I was remembering Winogrand's admonition,
"As photographers we've got a hell of a problem here.
We're faced with making something theatrical out of something that isn't."
He was talking about shooting on the street, but it applies any time I pick up my camera.
The mindful approach is the most satisfying for me, but sometimes you have to direct fortune.
In those instances it's often difficult to get the non actors to relax enough to play.
Canon 580ex @1/4 shot through Profoto translucent umbrella