Mark uses some of his photos to illustrate some of the following points:
5 tips for achieving minimalist landscape photography
1. Include an obvious subject
Use an obvious subject without filling the frame with it. It draws the viewer’s eye in.
2. Expansive Composition
Use a lot of negative space around your subject to make your subject stand out further.
3. Minimizing color
Color can be distracting (if there are many colors) in a minimalist composition. Many minimalist photos are black and white, quite monotone or only make use of a few colors so that the composition is not busy.
4. Use of light and shadows
Consider using dappled light, striped light, or spots of light so that light is the main subject in the scene. This can work well for minimalist photography.
5. Keep it simple
Think differently and outside the box, but keep it simple. Look for a distraction-free palette to work with. Often it is more about what you don’t have in the frame rather than what you do.
So shake up your focus with your landscape photography, and give Minimalism a try. If you are interested in learning more about Landscape Photography, check out our Landscape and Nature Course!
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