I often wonder if a photographers sense of timing is something that is innate or developed over time. I think it’s a bit of both. To be able to recognize opportunities to capture moments is truly a gift. How many people would have thought to capture this image for instnace:
Caption: First lady Michelle Obama speaks at an event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2012, marking the one year anniversary of Joining Forces. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
I’m thinking that taking multiple images in rapid succession is also key when talking about timing”
Caption: New York Yankees’ Eduardo Nunez leaps out of the way of a pitch in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The Yankees won 6-4 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Regardless of the nature of a photographers sense of timing, it makes for great photos.