Capturing the decisive moment


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Capturing the decisive moment

In the last movie we talked about peak action in sports and wildlife photography. Photojournalism has an equivalent. It's called the decisive moment, and I often refer to this as moments of life. Like peak action the decisive moment is the single image that captures the action or essence of what you're photographing. This photograph sums up the story and can stand alone without supporting images or words, but there's a difference between peak action and decisive moment.

With peak action the photograph can be judged by sharp focus, stopped action, or whether the ball is in the frame. With the decisive moment the standard of success is more emotional and subtle, and sometimes it depends on the viewer's reaction to the photograph. You might not know for sure what the decisive moment is until after you've had a chance to look at the images. Here is an example. I wanted to photograph the excitement of horses when they were first let out to run.

I started shooting as their han...

Capturing the decisive moment
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