Over the years, I have taken thousands of photographs, taken courses, read articles, admired other photographer’s styles and I’ve always had one question – when taking a photo is it – Talent or Luck?

When taking a product shot or a portrait in a studio, a photographer has the ability to control the light, the background and even the mood of the photo but when you’re outdoors, taking that perfect shot – does timing and luck have to be on your side?

It had been a hot day and as normal the neighbour kids loved to come for a swim after dinner. While all the boys were swimming, Blanca was walking around the pool – I looked up at the right time, grabbed my camera and snapped a couple of photos – they were perfect. The wind had just picked up, the sun was starting to set behind her, and she was biting her lip ever so slightly and looking directly into the camera, I couldn’t have set up the shot any better. She was so beautiful and this photo will always be one of my most favourites.

So my question remains – when taking a photo is it – Talent or Luck?

Doris J. Bies

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment
that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce” 
Karl Lagerfeld 

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