Yesterday professional photographer Stelian Pavalache said: ‘when doing street photography in India things are moving fast, you just don’t have time. You have to pay attention to your peripheral vision to see colours and compositions that go well together. But you don’t have time to think about these things, everything moves so fast, you have to have the reflexes.’
Reflexes is something that sets the masters apart. Roger Federer doesn’t necessarily shoot the backhand differently than you do but he can do it without thinking in tons of different situations. Similarly I might get lucky but Stelian can make a living from his photography because his reflexes enable him to capture the moment without having to think.
So which reflexes would you like to have? Which ones do you already have, both good and bad?