David Churchill: For staging, I try to keep things fairly natural looking and not too staged, as I find it easy for things to look corny when overdone. Probably the best advice I have been given with staging is: "If in doubt leave it out." I do like to have people in shots too, again, where it feels natural and not too staged. I think this adds another dimension to the image and gives scale and depth. As much as possible, I will try to catch people unawares. This particular photo was an area of Santa Monica with many tracks into the hills, which is ideal for horse riding. So I waited until someone came by, and captured them just at the right moment.