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Photography: Spontaneous, predictable and patience, my philosophy

Spontaneous, predictable and patience, my philosophy in photography

Spontaneous things happen all of a sudden, on the spur of the moment, without being planned and can happen without outside influence.
To be spontaneous you have be relaxed and go with the flow and have fun, you would never get mad if plans changed, and never force or chasing the subjects, if it meant to be it will come to you, however if something does happen you have to be ready hence the word spontaneous.

Patient, with out complaint or irritation, is an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted once you in the field.

, foresee or estimate beforehand what could happen that a specified thing, like a person walking into the frame for example. If you patient enough a consequence of something that might happen then you have the combination of spontaneous, patience and predictable however sometimes a little luck comes in handy too, now let me add one more to my list…

Knowledge of the area or the country you traveling to is another very important fact and should be researched way in advance and if possible having a knowledgeable local guide with you can make all the difference. So, where ever you travel to or just making images on your home turf try and work with these tree words and you find things will happen naturally without getting frustrated and you can have fun at the same time.

If you miss an image, never mind as mention above, there is always another day, besides taken home the memory can be very rewarding too.

See below some examples from my recent Journeys this year to Vietnam and Cambodia,
a simple combination of the words mention above plus local knowledge can make all the difference.

Cheers GD

2017 © Gunther Deichmann
Location knowledge and lots of patience and predictable.
(I knew what I wanted) Hanoi, Vietnam

2017 © Gunther Deichmann
Location knowledge, patience and spontaneous. The vendor
walking behind the couple was actually luck. Hoi An, Vietnam

2017 © Gunther Deichmann
Location knowledge, patience, spontaneous and very predictable.
Tourists waiting for the sunrise, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

2017 © Gunther Deichmann
Location knowledge, (knowing the weather) patience, spontaneous.
Tonle Sap Lake area, Siem Reap, Cambodia

2017 © Gunther Deichmann
Location knowledge, (hanging around at the location), patience,
very spontaneous and predictable at-least for the color.
School building near the Tonle Sap Lake, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Note: The falling cell phone is in mid-air.