Sometimes, “less is more” in a picture.

Simple lines, patterns, contrasts and one subject help guide the viewers eye, while also telling a story.

  1. When looking to snap that minimalist shot, look for lots of negative space.
  2. Compose your shot by deciding what to leave out.
  3. Use the techniques we’ve talked about before (rule of thirds, framing, pattern) This will make the viewer see what you are intending them to see. Leading lines and geometric shapes make great components for Minimal Shots.
  4. Tell a story.   What is happening in that environment? Is it a lone person walking against a simple patterned wall, or is it a single ant carrying something huge within a simple lush background? It can even be an object like a door or window, overlooking something.   Whatever your composition is, try to capture it with a story.

It’s amazing what you can capture when you keep it simple!

Can you tell us more with less?

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Anestis is a Communications teacher who loves his job which encompasses tech, creativity & learning. This passion can be seen in his work as a travel and documentary photographer.