Now Open, challenge #36. The Challenge for February is 'The Decisive Moment'
Hello everybody- it's me again
Sorry for the slightly later start this time but I had to jump in last minute.
Anyhow- what is a "decisive moment"? This term originated from the world famous Magnum founder and photographer Henri Cartier- Bresson- the father of modern photojournalism. He wrote a book "Images à la sauvette" in 1952 whose English edition was titled "The Decisive Moment". Cartier- Bresson is well known for his famous street photography and reportage style.
This is what he says about the decisive moment: "There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative," he said. "Oops! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever."
Here is one of his most famous images:http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/brainiac/bressonbehind.jpg
Soo...what would I like to see? While Cartier-Bresson was referring mainly to street photography- I will except anything that depicts a moment in time which would be gone a second later. In other words not a landscape image that you could have taken 5 min later without much change...
Here is an example from wildlife: http://www.flickr.com/photos/35311483@N06/4368602206/
Just google the term and you will find many examples on the web.
Any questions- please pm me.
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