Decisive Moment Photography

April 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

As we approach vacation season here in the U.S., I thought I'd look back at some of my travel shots from years past.

One shot that I was somewhat proud of, and which has a "street photography" kind of feel, is the following:

Market Fruit StandMarket Fruit StandA fruit stand at Seattle's Pike Place market.

This was taken at Pike Place Market in Seattle. I never do street photography when I'm home, but when on vacation I shoot anything and everything. In this case, I liked how I caught the moment in which a purchase was made. It's the "decisive moment" that famous photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson used to talk about - the point in time that photographers (especially street photographers) want to capture, and which helps tell a story.

I also like the shadows in this shot, and the way they contrast with the brightly lit and colorful fruit.

If you're doing any traveling this year, be sure to keep your camera ready. Decisive moments are happening all the time.




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