Have you heard about minimalism in photography? When people ask me how to make good photographs, I tell them – “Keep it simple” Yes, keeping it simple works – but why? You take photographs because you see something interesting in a frame. But you are, usually, unaware of the unwanted elements in the frame. The unwanted elements distract the image by diverting viewers’ attention.
So,What is Minimalism in Photography?
Minimalism in photography, as in any art form, helps to accentuate the main subject by eliminating the unwanted elements. It is usually taken by focusing on a single subject, or a few elements. A minimalist photograph stands out since it is easy to understand what the photographer wants the viewer to know. It is like a simple sentence; a photograph with too many elements is like a complex sentence. I don’t mean one should take only minimalist photographs; A photograph with several elements in the frame is difficult to compose. If you don’t know how to compose it properly, it would be messy like a complex sentence with bad punctuation.
Some examples of minimalism in photography