Thanks for the praise on the Hillary image. Funny story about that, too. It was done at the end of a recent workshop and she just happened into some of the nicest, soft natural light I've seen in quite a while. Trick was, about 10 other photographers saw this too, so it rapidly turned into a mass shoot. The upshot is that while I agree about the door handle, sometimes you just need to shoot through those things. Naturally, if this were a one-on-one set shot, I'd definitely had dealt with the door handle problem before the camera came up to shoot. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
Here's another image from that scene that I tinkered with to give it more of a hand-sketched look.
Oh, the eyes in that earlier image are all natural -- no futzing about with them. The smoke, however, was indeed a post production addition.