A term coined by the great Henri Cartier Bresson
For me, one of the most complex photograph to take is what we call “Decisive moment”. Most of the people know Henri Cartier Bresson, the very famous one who almost “invented” this kind of photography.
Decisive moment is very difficult to apprehend because as a definition this is a moment that won’t never happen again:
“Oop! The Moment! Once you missed it, it is gone forever.”
4 years ago I was lucky to attend the wedding of my best friend. At this occasion, I was carrying my pentax camera to cover the wedding.
My own interpretation
This photo, one of my favorite has been taken in a bar just after the ceremony.
I know pretty well this girl and I knew I wanted to take a picture of her, but nothing prepared, just as a moment.
I was wondering how I could frame a nice photo of her because I had that feeling that I could have something good in that place. My only concern was how to discreetly catch her attention so as to get something natural and spontaneous. And then, suddenly but slowly, she started to look in my direction!
My camera was ready and well configured, I pressed the trigger and here is the result.
How lucky I was!