“Compose and wait.”
I’ve taken two classes with Sam Abell, and he stressed that concept both times. (He practices it, too – look at his work and you can tell!)
I am not a patient person so composing and waiting doesn’t naturally occur. But look what happens when I actually c-&-w! An art lover – though she appears to be a little skeptical about this particular piece – steps right into my composition, just where I needed her to be.
Thanks, art lover!
The Cliffhouse Project
So, I took that class with Sam Abell and he talked a lot (a WHOLE lot!) about “compose and wait.” I am not by nature a very patient person* so that concept is very difficult for me to do.
But Sam said it, and I paid money to hear it, so it seemed right to try.
And look what happened! Those three people walked right into the shot I’d composed!
Pike Place Market
*I actually typed that I was not a “pleasant person” which I hope was more indicative of my typing skills that any sort of deep personal revelation…