Sydney November 2014 – March 2015 (3 photos)
People moving about in their daily lives present challenges to photograph, particularly with regard to photographic composition. Often, there is a crowd in the background which may divert attention from the main subject. Or someone moves into the frame quickly or does something in the background and spoils the shot. The subject may be in the wrong position for the shot you want, with regards to the background or the light. Or they may just be moving too fast or in the wrong direction.
What to do? Hesitate? Take the photo anyway? Hope for a better shot later? Move to a different position? Chase after them? “Photoshopping” is not something I generally consider.
You may only have a split second to decide in real life. Your mind races:
Moneypenny: “I may have a shot … It’s not clean … Repeat, I do not have a clean shot.”
Moneypenny: “There’s a tunnel ahead. I’m going to lose them.”
M: “Can you get into a better position?”
Moneypenny: “Negative, there’s no time.”
M: “Take the shot!”
M: “I said take the shot!”
Moneypenny: “I can’t. I may hit Bond.”
M: “Take the bloody shot!!!”
I say trust your instinct. You may score a bullseye.
Excerpt from the movie, Skyfall. Just continuing the theme of my previous post, Mano a Mano.