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Perfect pictures aren’t always perfect timing…

I am extremely lucky to be travelling through Japan at the moment and this morning over on my Facebook page I posted a picture of a beautiful deer I came across in Kyoto yesterday. I wanted to post the other pictures I shot too, to show you and any aspiring photographer that the perfect picture is not always just about timing. I had the frame I wanted in mind already, the beautiful perspective of the stairs and shrines in the background and the deer in the centre of the frame. I didn’t just stumble upon this amazing scene, in fact it took a good amount of patience, a loving and willing partner and a hungry deer….
The above is the final shot I got, which I was extremely happy with, below is where the deer actually started out – afraid to come out into the rain and reluctant to show me it’s beautiful coat.
Here you can see Todd, my partner and assistant for the day haha trying (at this stage unsucessfully) to coax the deer out onto the stairs for me with a special deer biscuit.After about fifteen minutes in the pouring rain, we finally got her to emerge from the sides onto the path, and Todd quickly fed her the biscuit then ran to the right so he would be out of my frame, then I got my shot!
I wanted to post this series of images because I’ve noticed a not so nice idea arising amongst young photographers that the perfect frame “just happens” yes occassionaly this is the case, you will get that once in a lifetime sunset, that bird will fly across the sky. But more often than not, that one in a million shot is something you had to actively make happen.

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