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The Arabesque in Photography


Photo by National Geographic


Part III

Creating an arabesque in your painting, drawing, or sculpture is one thing, but capturing it in photography is something that may be a challenge at first.

The photo above is from National Geographic in which you should be able to see the arabesque. I’m sure the photographer wasn’t thinking of arabesques or even aware of the term. His/her thought process might have went something like, “nice, cute little sail boats. Oh look, they are circling around…neato.” *CLICK* Maybe, maybe not. But being aware of the term and how it affects the flow and movement of the images subjects gives you more power. You will be able to anticipate movement and look for it to fall into position. It’s what Henri Cartier-Bresson refers to as the Decisive Moment.

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