Minimalism is a style employed by many 20th Century artists, using a minimum amount of components such as colour, shape, line and texture. Beginners in photography often try to cram to much into their frame. This can create a complicated image and result in confusion. Minimalism is often defined as ‘less is more meaning’ that a small single subject can be dominate when balanced with a plain featureless background. We often see this style in a monochrome conversion to simplify the image even more. Landscape photographers are keen employee it with slow shutter speeds to blur out any detail in running water or a cloudy sky. It’s strength lies in the contrast between the detailed subject and it soft surroundings. Composition is a key component to a successful image as placement of the subject can enhance its important. This is quite a challenge for our members this month as it’s not the theme we normally try so let’s give it ago and see what we can come up with. You don’t have to go far. Look out for an everyday item that’s normally taken for granted and record it in a different light.
For some inspiration and examples have a look at the diffusephoto’s website
The TutsPlus website also has some excellent example in colour here.
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