Matt Brandon | Jun 21, 2017 | 6
Patience is a virtue: Waiting for that Special Moment
One thing I have noticed with newer photographers is they are often in a hurry. They blow into a place and blow out snapping all along the way. Often leaving a wake of ill will with the community they are photographing as well. They become “drive by shooters”. One of the things I have been trying to teach my daughter on her photographic journey is patience. I want her to slow down and make an image, not steal it. I told her when I am photographing alone and I find a scene that might serve as a great background I might sit an hour or two and watch the people come and go with my camera, photographing every time I see something promising. People get used to my presence and start to ignore me. This morning I did just that. I spent around a half hour sitting watching this one building. It was a wonderful blue building with lots of patina. I photographed it two days back when we first came to Pushkar. I knew it had potential. So I decided to plant myself across the street and make this my stage. With my 18-35mm on one camera and my 70-200mm on the other I waited and was rewarded. I thought I would share with you some of the fruit of my patience.