This week, Lighting Essentials asks us to do some self-reflecting about photography: What do you want to do photographically? Tell us with a single paragraph what you want to be able to do with your images. Tell us what you do without telling us you are a photographer. Accompany that message with a single image taken around your home. Inside or out, make a photograph that adds insight into the mission statement you will be writing. Here is my submission: I want to help people to see the beauty in themselves, particularly if they normally have a hard time seeing it. I want to create images that perfectly capture who someone is and how they were feeling at that precise moment, to capture their very essence on film. I want to delight and inspire.