Above: St Lucia, Caribbean, photographed on Canon 5D MK111 and 24-105mm lens
fluke [flook] noun
unlikely chance occurrence, especially a surprising piece of luck. “their triumph was no fluke”
How to take a great photo 101
Some of my best images that I’ve shot over the last 30 years have been complete flukes. I happened to be in the right place at the right time.
A portrait of a young boy peering out the back of a vintage Fiat 500 as he drove past me in a tiny village in Sicily was a complete fluke.
So was the image I photographed of the city of Dubai breaking through low cloud cover at dawn. Right place, right time.
Two elderly ladies, walking in the rain, wearing matching outfits in the streets of Madrid was another fluke, a gift from the photo Gods. #blessed
Many photographers spend their lives relying on the photo Gods to give them these amazing opportunities, and if you’ve been shooting for long enough, you will photograph several of these amazing moments.
The photo Gods don’t discriminate, these opportunities are available to everyone regardless of skill level or gear, and sometimes they can appear . . .