A photographer need attention, patience and curiosity. We call this set the maximum state of alertness, willingness to act but with inner peace. It is a physical and mental concentration, alertness, vigilance, the ability to instantly move to action.
The problem is that the photographer has to work with the ultra-small segments of time, most often in the area of 1/200 second, and even 1/8000. It's amazing that our brains can work and respond in such time frames.
So a good shot is almost always a chain of "saw-pressed the trigger," but "analyzed the dynamics, pulled the trigger."
With experience, you can analyze not only simple motion path but such complex processes as facial expressions
This state is a core skill of any photographer, and not related to his outside shooting temperament. Nervous and noisy photographer, in the moments when it is necessary will be in the same state: calm, focus and passion. And a lazy and apathetic person can be successful not only in the landscape, but also in sports photography. Maybe not a good example, timing in landscapes is no less hard than in sport, but you know what I mean.
Based on his experience, the ability to take pictures is the ability to control attention, and even some time.
So, saying that the basis of photographic skill is the ability to create and maintain a certain state of attention. Using this condition, and having certain technical skills, improving communication skills and expand cultural knowledge, you can become a good photographer.
And photographers are divided into two types, good photographers, and not photographers.