Photography is about timing. Well maybe not all of it, but if you are a photojournalist or someone who photographs people in any way, then you’ll find most of your best shots are because of timing. Sometimes you wait for a moment to unfold, sometimes you have to shoot a lot to capture that moment (and I don’t mean spray and pray!). Either way, it boils down to timing.
One of my favourite pursuits as a photographer is to capture a moment that’s interesting, that has a story, that creates a sense of wonder.
Perhaps it’s waiting on a pier and seeing a commuter stroll past.
Perhaps it’s stalking a seagull, slowly, and hoping he’ll look my way.
Perhaps it’s being at the right place at the right time to catch a young man fishing.
Perhaps it’s waiting for just the right moment when a boat passes to frame an image just so.
The moral of this little tale is to be thoughtful and patient as moments unfold around you.
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