Published On: Wed, Oct 17th, 2012

An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples

 An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples

Vidhu S

Editor/co-founder at Shutterstoppers
Vidhu is an enthusiastic photographer from Kerala, India. His desire to share his knowledge and experience on photography was the motivation for creating Shutterstoppers. His dream is to provide a platform for people all around the world to exchange ideas and information on everything related to photography. In addition to photography, he also has a keen interest in traveling, philately and science.
 An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples
 An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples

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

Anybody here by Roberto Bertero An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples

Photo Credits: Roberto Bertero/1x

 

Orange View by Marcus Bjorkman An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples

Photo Credits: Marcus Bjorkman/1x

Into the sky by David Virster An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples

Photo Credits: David Virster/500px

Into the white darkness by Peter Svoboda An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples

Photo Credits: Peter Svoboda/1x

Le perchiste by Bloas meven An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples

Photo Credits: BLOADMeven/500px

Just another passenger by Izidor Gasperlin An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples

Photo Credits: Izidor Gasperlin/1x

Whoopers in black by Edwin Kats An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples

Photo Credits: Edwin Kats/500px

Window by John Fan An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples

Photo Credits: John Fan/1x

Curiosity by Marian Gabriel An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples

Photo Credits: Marian Gabriel/500px

Simple blue by Carina Sirbu An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples

Photo Credits: Carina Sirbu/1x

Blue by Segard Frederic An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples

Photo Credits: Segard Frederic/1x

The one and only by Marcus Bjorkman An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples

Photo Credits: Marcus Bjorkman/1x

cinema worker An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples

Photo Credits: Marcus Bjorkman/1x

 An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples

Vidhu S

Editor/co-founder at Shutterstoppers
Vidhu is an enthusiastic photographer from Kerala, India. His desire to share his knowledge and experience on photography was the motivation for creating Shutterstoppers. His dream is to provide a platform for people all around the world to exchange ideas and information on everything related to photography. In addition to photography, he also has a keen interest in traveling, philately and science.
 An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples
 An introduction to minimalism in photography with stunning examples
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