Light is scarce, here up north, these days. When your illustration work relies on photography, and the sun, at 2 p.m., decides to great you with one minute of grazing light before disappearing, you need to run outside. I doesn’t matter if you’re busy editing the story you want to send to a magazine before the end of the day. I doesn’t matter if you’ve got tons of emails to write. You need to run outside with the camera and tripod, and whatever chair you find to display your art on. You need to seize the moment. There is very little time to adjust your focus before sunset.