How did you manage to get such great results with this photograph? Landscapes: Some of the best light effects are natural and, if conditions are not right for something unusual or dramatic, have patience and wait. Often, best light is during the evening hours. The great Southwest offers some of the best light effects in the U.S. Studio: To me the art of photography is to understand light. Having a background in beauty photography has helped me throughout my career. Keep lighting simple — I only use a single light source most of the time. To produce the best work for a client, what is the ideal working relationship between you and an art director or designer? I like an art director to be professional, but not too single-minded — one who can also understand the shot. He/she must be versatile enough for the photographer to make a healthy contribution. Often, the best results evolve from two like-minded individuals working together, but giving the photographer enough lead to bring the shot to fruition.