Shining Black Velvet #5Secs2Shoot

Last updated on December 28th, 2015 at 10:24 pm


It has been some time that my Instagram images are having minimal people in my mobile photography.

Adding to that sort of photography, I have used hashtag #5Secs2Shoot, not a popular one’ though.

The hashtag #5Secs2Shoot simply refers to “five seconds to shoot” or capture a shot with a mobile camera within seconds and its framing.

The shorter, the better, still.

Collectively, I have taken 38 original mobile photographs. I hope to add on more.

The acronym defined for a mobile photographer who has eyed on an instance of chances to compose a shot within or less than 5 seconds. Action has to be quick and nimble.

#5Secs2Shoot aims as any movable subjects, preferably people, small, tiny, if not, large and prominent. Definitely not any mechanical object such as a pendulum.

In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject.
The little human detail can become a leitmotiv.
– Henri Cartier-Bresson

On the very moment of capturing the shot, this action would have already reduced to a much faster timing, like say, 1 second to snap.

It’s like one accustomed of saying: “That’s it!”

In other words, shot only has one single chance and no way it can repeat that moment.

It has to be relating to life in a realistically manner, and not a staged moment. It mustn’t be repetitive for life is not a rehearsal.

That moment! Shoot it! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.

A photo posted by Edwin 🍏 (@rollerband) on

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