Photography: The Decisive Moment

It has been a few months since I have been to the Camera Group and was excited to see everyone and find out what I have missed. We met at Roan and Sable in Kabulonga where we managed to sneak in a full English breakfast before we got started. This month’s topic was “The Decisive Moment” we were to submit our interpretation of works inspired by the iconic Henri Cartier-Bresson, the pioneer of street photography who viewed photography as capturing the decisive moment.

Having always leaned toward Fashion photographers this was new territory for me, glad I learnt something new regarding photography and capturing that moment that tells a story which I have probably done subconsciously.  Henri Cartier-Bresson stressed about composition and decisiveness in the moment to capture life where the image represents the essence of the event itself.

So we learn, practice and enjoy the process because any moment has the potential to give you a great photograph. Here are some of the submissions from members of the group Wetsy and Andrew that got the most votes.

“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organisation of forms which give that event its proper expression” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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