Hello Photoion students and fans. It’s time for another one of our Photo of the Month competitions!

Every month we hold a competition with a different theme that gives you the chance to win £100 in Photoion course vouchers. The competition is open to everyone.

This month’s topic will be Minimalist Photography.

Minimalist photography presents a unique set of challenges to even the most experienced photographer. It can be easier to create an interesting image by using a small amount of elements in your composition and flat background. But to make a photograph interesting while working with so little can be very challenging.

Here are a few tips to help you take the best images possible:

Keep it simple: Less is more and powerful! A great way to keep your image simple is to use a fairly neutral background. Keep to one or two colours in your background, and avoid any “loud” patterns or features that might distract from your subject.

Neutral Background: Using a neutral background doesn’t mean your photograph will be necessarily boring. For example, by photographing a subject against very bright / flat background can produce some great photographs by keeping some visual interest without detracting from and enhancing your subject.

– Focus on the essence: Try to expose the essentials and define the subject through including as less possible of other non-essential elements.

Leave room for interpretation: Compose your image in such way leaving the meaning and interpretation up to the viewer. Their perception will ultimately define the final “shape”of your photograph.

How to enter

To enter the Photoion Photo of the Month competition, and have a chance at winning the £100 in Photoion course vouchers, send us your best picture using the form below. Images should be in JPEG format, and no smaller than 1000 pixels on their widest side. Only one entry per month, per person is accepted.

Entry opens on Wednesday 1st February 2017 and closes Tuesday 23:59 28th February 2017.

The winning entry will be selected by a panel of Photoion Photography School judges. Judges decision is final.

By entering you agree to our full terms and conditions.

We’re looking forward to seeing your best images!
Happy shooting.