I have used the dark backdrop for my portraits, especially the yoga portraits, creating a dreamy and dramatic effect, working so well for many years. These moody shadows have apparently reflected my temperamental state of mind. Now after an inspiring two-week Cabrillo Photography Workshop, my inspiration flipped. Lightness and brightness is now my norm. I wonder how my taste can change so suddenly. Looking at life with light I am seeing differently as I see my subjects in light and possibility as opposed to darker tendencies. Both are viable, of course, but with the light on the subject directly, somehow clarity evolves. Stay tuned for more light as the season changes.