The Decisive Moment
Weekly Challenge Dec. 22 - Jan. 5
Your challenge is to photograph the interaction between two living beings (one must be human) that exemplifies a decisive moment for you. The emotion or energy passing between the two subjects should pass to the viewer of the photo, and because this is supposed to be a time of good will and cheer, it would be nice to focus on positive feelings; however, your neighbor holding a chain saw and glaring at the back of his angry wife might just be a “decisive moment” for you.
The guidelines for this challenge are:
1. It does NOT have to be a formal/studio setting and does NOT need to include any holiday “paraphernalia”.
2. Your subjects must be at least 1 person and no more than 2 (e.g. 2 people or 1 person and a pet)
3. Resist the urge to rapid-fire –trust your intuition to recognize the moment.
4. Resist the urge to control or command your subjects into some kind of interaction. You can get some very interesting and powerful images by quietly observing through your lens.
Many of us have our preferred subjects and if photographing people is not something you like to do, you’re invited to stretch your boundaries by accepting this challenge. You may be surprised by your results.
Be sure to visit the Weekly Challenge Rules & Guidelines for more information. This thread will be closed on January 5th...so get those photos in!
- Photos must be posted to this thread in order to be considered for the challenge.
- Any photo submitted for a weekly challenge must be taken during the dates specified in the challenge thread and taken by you! Because not all EXIF data can be verified, we will use the honor system here.
- Challenges will be judged solely by the winner of the previous week. There will be no individual voting.
- Only one photo entry per member, for each challenge.
Any photo will be accepted for the challenge. Edited/straight out of the camera, it does not matter. You are left with complete freedom to do whatever genre of photography you wish to do, and your own interpretation of the challenge subject.