Image copyright Monica Royal. All rights reserved.
I started "Why?" as a new feature on the SCU site to help more photographers understand the stories behind the favorite images of some of the most respected artists in our industry today. I can't turn back the clock and chase down photographers who are no longer with us but stay tuned. I'm regularly sharing new images along with short sound bytes about the images from the artists themselves.
Monica Royal is in the spotlight today with a unique image and one of the most important lessons each of us at some point hopefully learns - having confidence in ourselves. From the how-to research to her actual follow-through in capturing this image, Monica couldn't be more open in sharing how this one image became life-changing.
Monica is an artist, a writer, an educator, and needs to be on your radar. Just click the image to visit Monica's website and see more of her work. She's also a Tamron ImageMaster, and you can find out more about her on the Tamron site.
P.S. In regards to the image above, she recently sold a limited edition version to a private collector who identified with Monica's back-story about self-confidence and learning to trust yourself.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.