A Beginner’s Guide to Minimalist Photography

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Minimalism is splitting the world in two. Love it or hate it, it’s a style with a very defined outline, one that has its roots in in the painted arts of the 20th century and that continued to branch out in other domains. These days, minimalism is especially present in design, fashion, and photography.

A simple scout around websites such as Twitter and Tumblr will be sufficient to tell us how we’ve gradually distanced ourselves from most things that are complicated and detailed.

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Exploring Minimalist Photography: History, Philosophy, Inspiration

Minimalism as an artistic philosophy is difficult to precisely define. There are certain elements that are largely agreed upon, the foremost being that minimalism is all about simplicity.

Different photographers may have varying definitions of simple. If you were to give 10 photographers the same subject and ask them to shoot it within their own idea if minimalism, you’d likely get 10 completely different photos back.

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8 Tips to Become Excellent at Minimalist Photography

As the statement goes, less is more. It could not apply more to the genre of minimalist photography. Of course, exact definition of minimalist photography may vary from person to person, but generally, this type of photography can be summed up in the following way.

In minimalist photography all of the attention is focused upon the photo subject (and it’s dramatically important) – without any elements on the image which may distract from the subject.

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