Lesson 1d A Decisive Moment

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Published on August 18, 2008

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Lesson 1d: A Decisive Moment

Intro to “THE DECISIVE MOMENT”

“ THE DECISIVE MOMENT…” Photographs by Chu Lik Ren

Photographs by Chu Lik Ren The decisive moment involves action. This action should be well composed and not posed. It could be a flame, a flight, a pointing arm…

Photograph by Chu Lik Ren … or it could even be the expression of the eye, or catching a smile (naturally).

Photographs by Chu Lik Ren Your subjects will be animals, or people, or anything that moves. Try to anticipate and capture that movement within the composition of your photos…

Now let’s look at the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson, the master photographer who invented the art of “the decisive moment”…

 

 

 

The key to his art is loads of patience, waiting and anticipating for the opportunity of some form of action, gesture, movement…

And that’s him there, bottom right photo, a self portrait of him sketching himself. Now let’s watch a 10 minutes video of his work seen through his contact sheets…

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