I have come to learn that photographing nature expands my ability to photograph people. It is a different skill set that makes a great nature photograph. I have come across a variety of photographers that create amazing landscape but have no interested in people. I have found that nature challenges you to look at angles differently. It challenges to make the ordinary look extraordinary. It allows your mind to work in a different way. I think those skills and challenges that nature lends it’s self to allows me to be a better portrait photographer. I appreciate the chances I get to play with my camera and push myself to something different then I have always done. I had that chance on a recent trip to California. We visited a Botanical Garden. Here are a few of the photographs that I captured.