I've been building a keynote/powerpoint for my new and upcoming class Photo101 with Danyel Duncan. Being the thick of winter here in Chicago that can be tricky. No one wants to leave there house and besides where are you gonna go its gross and cold and blowing outside right? I needed a fresh faced model for some white balance and mode dial scales. 13 or 14 years ago when I was in photo school finding great models was easy. Most of my classmates were young and willing and when I used them all up the fellow servers at the restaurants I was working at were usually cute and game as well. Now it's a little trickier. I shot Anna a text and we planned a date the following week. We decided to hit the Lincoln Park Conservatory. I love Chicago's Conservatories. We are so lucky. They are lifesavers to me this time of year. The minute I walk in I feel lighter and brighter. Anna had never been, after we walked around a bit. She took a deep breath and mentioned how she could noticing the inhaling of the plants oxygen. Which is another great perk beyond the sheer beauty. If you plan to shoot something professional like an engagement/wedding you will need a permit. We were just two cute girls in tee shirts with a camera laughing...lol. Try to leave your coat in the car if you drove because it is warm in there, always.