When I first joined the Palo Alto Camera Club, I was impressed by Al's portrait work, which often won awards in competition. Being a beginner, and having an interest in portraiture myself, I was soon discussing cameras and lighting details with Al. He invited me over to his home to take a look at his "studio" and see how it was done. Al was able to make an amazing portrait with a minimum of equipment. He posed for me and I took this shot. I had always meant to bring him a copy I printed for him, to see what he thought of it, but never seemed to find the time to stop by. Thanks Al! You'll be missed!