The actual picture-taking is the easy part.
Much more time and effort is spent putting yourself in a position to take the picture.
Sometimes it feels like you’re a step behind: you notice good picture opportunities, but your position, reflexes or decisiveness leave you without a photograph you’re proud to share.
On Thursday I noticed some interesting characters cruising slowly on bikes. I got out of my car and started fast-walking in pursuit.
This is ridiculous, I thought.
I ran back to my car, grabbed my bicycle stashed inside and soon caught up to my potential photo subjects.
Being on a bike allowed me to interact with my subjects at their pace.
While my photos of those first bike subjects left much to be desired, I later came across Martin Lopez and his awesome chromed-out cruiser bike with tall handlebars.
I stopped him long enough for a portrait lit by golden early-evening light.
Veasey Conway is the night editor at the Daily Globe. If you have questions about photography or visual media, or have story ideas, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @veaseyc.