Hey, I don't think I ever posted a photo tip with only a one-word header, but I thought it was appropriate in for this tip: wait.
When you are out shooting in a city (or town or village), sometimes it's advantageous to simply pick a cool location and wait for the subject to walk (or ride) into into the frame. That's what I did for this photograph of a Kuna woman in Kuna Yala, Panama in 2004; and for this photograph of a man and his mule in Trinidad, Cuba in 2001.
Pick a position and wait. That tips applies for photographing butterflies, too :-)
See the light,