During Week 3 lecture, my lecturer, Mr. Martin introduce us about Street photography. He taught us what is street photography and how do we capture decisive moments when taking a photo.

What are decisive moments?

Decisive moments are special moments or any unexpected event happen in a daily life. It can be a person or people’s actions. It is a term used for street photography. This term was mentioned by Henri-Cartier Bresson. He states that decisive moments gives photographs inspiration and had an idea to capture that certain moment.

After a brief lecture, our lecturer took us around the campus at Taylor’s University. We had to apply our learning in the first lecture of exposure practice and the term “Decisive moments” when taking a photograph. We need to take photos of a certain action or event happening around the campus.

These are my favourite photographs that I took.

 

  1. Conversation between two people

This first photo shows a conversation between two male students in front of the Admission Office.

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Shutter speed: 1/100, Aperture: f/5.6, ISO: 100

 

This second photo shows two male staff observing down at something with curiosity from a higher floor.

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Shutter speed: 1/100, Aperture: f/5.6, ISO: 100

 

This third photographs shows two male lecturers having a chat with each other at the commercial area, Snopz mall.

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Shutter speed: 1/100, Aperture: f/4.5, ISO: 100

 

Here are two female students discussing something on their smartphones.

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Shutter speed: 1/100, Aperture: f/5.6, ISO: 160

 

Here is a similar photo as the previous one. I took this photo while focusing on the leaves rather than the two female students.

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Shutter speed: 1/100, Aperture: f/5.6, ISO: 100

 

2. Group of people

These are a four random people in one picture. It starts from two lecturer having a chat, a lady watching them chat and a student looking at something.

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Shutter speed: 1/100, Aperture: f/4, ISO: 100

 

In this photo, it shows the daily life of students around the commercial area, Snopz mall.

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Shutter speed: 1/100, Aperture: f/5.3, ISO: 100

 

Here is a group of people walking at the same direction through a row of cafes.

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Shutter speed: 1/100, Aperture: f/4.8, ISO: 100

 

Here is a photo of people walking in different directions and doing different actions at the same time.

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Shutter speed: 1/100, Aperture: f/3.5, ISO: 100

 

3. Action of a single person

In this photo, the female student is checking something in her bag in front of some cafes.

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Shutter speed: 1/100, Aperture: f/5, ISO: 100

 

Here is a male cashier waiting to attend to hungry customers at Kampung Kravers, Snopz mall.

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Shutter speed: 1/100, Aperture: f/5.3, ISO: 1600

 

Here shows a man seller being attentive to his smartphone when he is free of customers in a empty restaurant.

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Shutter speed: 1/100, Aperture: f/5.6, ISO: 1600

 

In this photo, a man sits on a pillar which displays, “DESIGNATED SMOKING AREA”. This shows the action of the man smoking his cigarette.

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Shutter speed: 1/100, Aperture: f/5.6, ISO: 100

 

4. Talyor’s University ducks and goose

This photo shows the ducks and goose swimming at different directions. It shows a contrast between the colour of the ducks and goose.

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Shutter speed: 1/100, Aperture: f/5.6, ISO: 100

Here is a white goose feeding itself with water in the lake. The ripples created in the lake contrasts with the smooth feathers of the goose.

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Shutter speed: 1/100, Aperture: f/5.6, ISO: 100

 

In this photo, it shows a similar action in the previous goose photo. However, this shows a different view of the goose doing the same action.

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Shutter speed: 1/100, Aperture: f/5.6, ISO: 100

 

In this photo, the ducks are drinking water like the goose but at different directions. The ripples in the lake follow like a streamline with the ducks.

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Shutter speed: 1/100, Aperture: f/6.3, ISO: 160