A while ago I wrote a post about decisive moments in sports photography.
What is a decisive moment?
“The decisive moment, it is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
This weekend I went through last years weddings I was privileged to capture and searched for some decisive moments ……mmm… to be honest….I might not have found what I was looking for but…. yes, there were some moments which could be described as potentially decisive moments.
There are definitely opportunities for photographers during weddings to capture these kind of moments. As I said in the previous post this is normally a split second before something else is happening and such a image will normally make you ask….”I wonder what happened next?”
At especially Portuguese and Greek weddings there is a lot of documentary footage to be covered and you get several more opportunities for decisive moments if you are willing to look for it.
The best lens for this will normally be a fairly wide angle lens between 15 and 30 mm but these moments can happen at any time and even a 300mm can work.
Here are a few of my images and you can decide if they are really decisive moments…mmm …well..maybe a few. So go out and look for them all the time. These are the images that will draw attention and will stay with you for life.
If you want to see more images of my weddings ( Gerhard Steenkamp ) go to www.superimage.co.za