I often hear some photographers say "I was so lucky to get that shot!"
I tend to think of lucky shots as the ones where I plan to take a photo of a dog on a hillside, and suddenly an eagle comes swooping down with a fish in its talons right next to the dog. NOW THAT'S LUCK!
But here's some other things I consider lucky.
1.) A client's dog with a great SIT/STAY, that also has a great smile.
2.) A great backdrop to capture our subjects in their most-loved environments.
But, when a beautiful field with a long line of fencing presents itself to me in a pet's own backyard, there is no way I am going to pass that up. That's luck!
3.) A cat that will wear anything.
There are many more things that can be added to my small sample list, I am sure. But, it also needs to be said, that without the skill and understanding involved in photography, capitalizing on the luck that presents itself would be impossible.
I'll leave you with that thought, and a whole blog circle ahead. This week's theme is "lucky," and you can start the circle with Angela Schneider of Big White Dog Photography in Spokane and North Idaho. Have a fun weekend!