Wednesday, February 23, 2005

The joy of photography

Break Dancer

Break Dancer at SJSU
Henri Cartier-Bresson called it "the decisive moment." It is that moment when time, motion and objects come together. It is that moment, and only that moment, when the picture happens and the shutter has to click. The thing I hated most about my old, cheap digital camera is it had shutter lag. It was almost impossible for me to get "the picture." I was almost always missing the decisive moment. My film cameras are responsive, my old digital camera was not. This new Nikon is incredible. It has a shutter lag of 36 milliseconds. It is, for all intents, instantaneous. It is magic.

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