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.

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Perhaps it’s stalking a seagull, slowly, and hoping he’ll look my way.

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Perhaps it’s being at the right place at the right time to catch a young man fishing.

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Perhaps it’s waiting for just the right moment when a boat passes to frame an image just so.

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The moral of this little tale is to be thoughtful and patient as moments unfold around you.

All of these images were captured on an iPhone5s and edited with one of the following apps: Hipstamatic / vscocam.

thanks for reading!

~ kate