Every year, the Rotary Club of Saratoga hosts an Art Fair at West Valley College. Since Saratoga is one of the wealthiest communities in the Bay area, they attract a number of high end artists, with some canvases selling for thousands, and some photos priced at $500 and up. We rarely buy anything, but it's always an enjoyable event, with music and good food. I've brought my digicam in past years, but the artists aren't very receptive to people taking shots of their works, as you might imagine. This year, I went armed with my d70 and 28-70mm/2.8, and asked the artists if they'd mind posing for an environmental portrait, featuring them in front of their creations. To my delight, every single one of them agreed, and some asked that I send them a link to their pictures. I was really jazzed when Robert Steiner agreed to pose in front of his wonderful images. He's one of the premiere wildlife artists in the country, and has a number of duck stamps to his credit. In fact, his sign advertised his availability for commissions, with fees ranging from $25,000 to $100,000, but warns that there's a two year waiting list! This is my idea of a succesful artist 8).