When I started my career, I never tried to control the photographic situation. When my work moved from hard core editorial, to corporate and advertising I to had to control almost every aspect of the photograph. Effectively I became director, art director, creative director, and the photographer. Eighty percent of the time there were several pre-production meetings with the creative director and at least one meeting with the client. I’ve worked with great art directors that controlled the shot, and other great art directors that let me have a free hand. They say “what comes around goes around,” for my personal work I try not to control mother nature. Have fun, go with the flow, and have a heavy hand on the delete button. The photo of the sea bird: 80-200mm lens, ISO 100, 1/100 f/4, single shot. Mother nature is absolutely awesome, have some fun you can’t make a mistake.