Decisive Moment

For my photography class, we had to do this exercise called decisive moment. Basically pick a spot that has good composition and take about 70 photos, in hopes of getting your AHA photo. So I stood on the stairs of the MET on a rainy day last week and snapped away. I chose this location because as I was coming out, I couldn’t help but notice how cool the umbrellas looked as people crossed the street. I was waiting for a huge group of people to walk by with dozens of umbrellas. I imagined the photo in my head and really liked it, so I tried hard to get it. However after about 100 shots, all I was getting was this:

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2 Responses to “Decisive Moment”


  1. 1 sniddy April 1, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    whoops i meant these

  2. 2 cygielski April 8, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    I think you’re keeping too much distance to your subject. If it’s the umbrellas you’re interested in, you should get closer and focus on them. Despite Cartier-Bresson’s fly-on-wall rhetoric, street photography (and probably any other kind of photography too) is all about engaging with the subject.


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