It is often said that it is not the camera that makes the picture, but the person behind the camera. That is certainly correct. In the hands of a poor photographer, even the best cameras in the world will not be able to improve that photographer’s photos.
I have no idea what cameras the following photographs have been taken with, and it doesn't matter. They are impressive in their own right and warrant the praise that they have received.
Timing is one element that can make or break a photograph. Henri Cartier Bresson so eloquently referred to it as “the decisive moment.”
Other elements for a great photo are expressed very well by the website of Twisted Sifter by stating:
By Internet standards, a perfectly timed photo occurs when two of the following three conditions are met:
1. Perfect Place
2. Perfect Time
3. Perfect Angle
Sometimes the holy trinity of perfectness is achieved and you get an Internet classic like so many of the photographs below. There are countless galleries of these images floating around. I tried my best to compile the most representative of this concept.
To see all of the photographs, please go to
I am sure Henri Cartier Bresson would have liked this shot.