The easiest part about being a photographer is taking the picture. The hardest part is waiting for that moment to arrive. It takes a lot of patience, but in the end it’s incredibly rewarding. For the past couple of weeks I have been photographing images of a golf course for their brand new website. Photographing a golf course is very different than photographing people. Instead of waiting for your subject to smile or laugh you are waiting for the sun to shine. Often times while waiting for the perfect shot you encounter people playing golf. This is where the patience really begins and my job becomes even tougher. My goal is to photograph the course and not the people, so each hole I wait for the sun to illuminate the hole and golfers to exit stage right. Sometimes I just wait for the wind to wave the flag, that could be the difference between a good image and a great one.
Think of all the things that we wait for in life. Our car to warm up (if you live in New England) Our food to be cooked and you wait for me to blog a new post. 🙂 I just read that on average a person spends an estimated 45 to 62 minutes waiting everyday. That’s about 15 days a year spent waiting. So what’s a few extra minutes for that perfect shot. I love my job and I don’t mind waiting if in the end I produce something like this.