<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bruce_l_snell/6078372322/" title="P3178625 - V2 by brucelsnell, on Flickr">"500" height="333" alt="P3178625 - V2"></a> I feel that I do my best work as a photographer when I'm alone. Oddly, alone may be in a sea of people, but even then I am without companions. Typically, if shooting with friends or clients along, they can't help themselves and will point out what they feel will make a great photo. This is distracting for me and derails my focus (no pun intended). The photo above is one of my favorite photos. While touring rural schools in Belize with a group from my church, I lagged a bit behind the tour and discovered this young lady outside of her classroom. The scene was quiet and natural and the dogs in the back were adding a whole other element to the story. I was being called into the classroom as my group feared I would miss a photo-op. I ignored their request and remained outside long enough to shoot this frame of the school girl. For me, this one photograph embodied the entire 8 day trip and I'm so glad I didn't answer the call of the "helpers" inside the classroom.