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Click Click! 012: A Decisive Moment

"Free from All"

Every Wednesday of the week, I’ll share with you my moments of Photography in this Blog: “Click Click!”

-Just a simple guy with a camera

Henri Cartier Bresson said “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. “Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.”

The above photo shows a good friend of mine that is about to splash into the pool. He’s about 90 degrees and about to hit the water.

One evening last week, while I was talking to my co-worker, Roy, about abccubed.com.  He was like “With the camera technology nowadays, nobody knows what a ‘decisive moment’ is anymore.” Then he showed me a controversial AP photo taken during the Vietnam War and later won a 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography. Well, back in 1969, those photos were difficult to take because you only have one shot to make it perfect. Nowadays, the cameras has auto-focus, image stabilization, continuous shooting, X number of megapixels and of course is digital.

Casting Away or Catching Fish?

Another  photo of a good friend of mine is casting or catching a fish.

Well, I think this topic is certainty difficult for me. In the composition, I always have to think of what is going to happen next or/and how people involved or environment makes the difference in our lives. Well anyways, next time I will be better prepared for this.

For next weeks subject, we are going to shoot for something that depicts the fluffy clouds.

Last, thank you again for your photo submissions, and many of them were great. You can find  others in the gallery view. If you have any questions or tips, please email me at rkwan@abccubed.com, and if you like this article, please rate it.


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  • trouBLE

    tlook like the guy got shot

  • rkwan

    I think that’s what separates an amateur and pro photographer is knowing when to shoot it, and what they want. Of course, i belong in the amateur group.

    Thanks for your feedback.

  • jqhuynh

    Damn, I should have done push-ups with James before heading out to the pool. Great shot, Ricky!

  • Legna

    yes, a good photographer should always see the composition when he/she is ready to shoot a pic. You can just randomly shooting pics, u have to have that picture in your mind before the click of the shutter.