It could be seconds, or minutes. When you know your prey is walking right into your realm and in that moment.....all the carcus, all the muscles, vessel everything in you pulsates. It's a rush, it's a high, it is the moment and if you ain't felt it, then I couldn't even begin to explain it to you.
When you are a pap your motor, your engine must always go from 0 to 60. When you see that celebrity and know you are about to get that shot, when the celeb doesn't even know you are there, that rush keeps you going. God I sound like a serial killer, but I am not into fat ladies nor making her put the lotion on from the basket.
So now you wait and hope that you remain unseen. If only you could put a cloak of invisibility around your car, but alas you can't so you wait, and wait knowing that soon Katherine will finish lunch and then, well then she is yours. I wonder if process servers get this rush..sorry just an ADD moment.
And then she walks out....time seems to freeze. All your blood begins to rush, your nerves become quicker, it's like you become a superhero SUPERPAP.
Your steps are both quick and yet silent as you approach, her back is to you. If you were a hitman your job here would be done, but now, your are a pap. You raise the camera wait for her to turn, to see you. She slowly turns and her eyes, oh that look in their eyes when realize they are on camera.