Here’s my submission for Lesson 1 of Brooke Snow’s Lifestyle Photography class. I am not very comfortable taking pictures in public places so I forced myself to step outside my comfort zone for this assignment. I noticed that because I felt self-conscious, I rushed through and did not pay as much attention as I should have to my settings and backgrounds. There are things I would go back and do differently such as stopping down my aperture in order to get more depth of field in the signage shots. Overall, I like the story and love that I was able to capture a real experience with my daughter in an uncontrolled setting. Thank you Brooke for this assignment. The idea of conflict was new to me and I can already see the value it lends to the emotional impact of the image.