Photo Challenge 2016 – Week 17: The Decisive Moment

Photo Challenge 2016 – Week 17: The Decisive Moment

Have you ever heard the phrase “Take a picture, it will last longer?” Much of the time, the art of photography is about doing just that.

The term “Decisive Moment” was coined by street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. Through his photography, he was known for capturing brief moments in time and preserving them for the world to see.

Decisive moments are quite common in action shots, such as sports or recreation, but they can be found in other places as well. A first kiss, a look of surprise, just about any photo of a pet at play – all represent a moment in time that cannot be recreated.

This week, take some time to look around you and look for a decisive moment to capture. You may even be able to create one yourself. Either way, you’ll have produced a unique work of art that can only be created by a photographer.