Recently, the family of Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) announced plans to publish posthumously some of his unreleased works. For many of us creative types, that's sparked debate over how we'd like our "creative remains" treated after we're gone. I'm of the school that the benefit of learning outweighs ego. I love seeing how other people have overcome obstacles in their process—and I'm not ashamed to admit that, plenty often, I don't get it right on the first try (though it's awesome when it happens). What matters is that we keep working to MAKE it right.
This was just a quick shot with window light—but it took some doing to get it right. In the spirit of sharing, the following are some of the shots that didn't work. But I stuck with it, and created an image the client loved. So don't worry if you don't knock it out of the park on your first at-bat. Keep swinging.