Picking tricks. In television news, one is presented daily with locations of absolutely every ilk.
How can I position this individual given this crappy bare wall, or bank of hideous florescent lights-- whatever it is. So we were taught to "pick a trick". Find something interesting to work with and go with it. In this case I saw the radiating light from the ceiling fixture and knew with a little fill flash I could create a golden crown behind Thomas' head, taking advantage of the color difference between the flash and the tungsten with nothing but a point and shoot. Find it and run with it.