Today it was my honor to photograph the new mayor of Beverly Hills, Julian Gold, at a "Meet the Mayor" Event at The Nosh of Beverly Hills Restaurant. I was expecting the lighting to be dark but when I arrived there was daylight coming in from the many windows in room. So, I found that I had no need for the flash and had to adjust the camera. The challenge was that the speaker podium was very backlit so I was shooting in to the direct sunlight. The room was small and very crowded with fans all around who came out to shake hands and have their picture taken with Mayor Gold after he spoke and answered questions from locals. I worked with what I had, considering the conditions were not very condusive for a speaking engagement and in the end, taking some great photos.