Finding the Decisive Moment: National Geographic Photography


On every photo shoot there’s a moment that feels perfect. A moment that every other moment beforehand was leading toward. A moment that will never come again.

How do you find the decisive moment in everyday life, when things can’t always be planned? Something as simple as photographing a child standing in front of falling leaves can help you practice with different lenses and shutter speeds.

When that decisive moment comes, you might just be a little more prepared for it.

Watch the video below for a more in-depth explanation about finding the decisive moment, hosted by National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore.

This helpful tip is just one of hundreds of techniques found in the course Fundamentals of Photography II, available now to stream on The Great Courses Plus.