Tatiana Zigar photographer at Photoion Photography is revealing some of her thoughts about Minimalist Landscape Photography .
Minimalism in photography is quite widely used to create strong and creative compositions.
Here a few bottom lines and examples for you from Tatiana to start developing your minimalist vision in landscape photography.
1. Keep it simple. ‘Less is more’ definitely applies here. Take a few shots starting from putting as less subjects in your picture as possible, then adding a new subject one by one and you can see how your picture changes. This is a really good exercise to develop your composition skills.
2. Use colour contrast. It might not only help you separate the subject from the background like in the picture above but create a really enjoyable scene for the eyes.
3. Background is really important in minimalist landscape photography, try to keep it plain to avoid any distractions from the main subject(s).
4. Look for lines, curves, patterns and shapes. Clear lines and curves always work well in creating strong composition.
5. Let your image ‘breath’ by leaving lots of free space within the frame.
6. And finally what can help you achieve great minimalist landscape photography results?
– Fog: it can be used as a great background to hide all the unnecessary elements in your photo and create quite dramatic and mystic atmosphere;
– Sea: long exposure here will add a lot of value in creating minimalist photographs. Moving waves will be blurred out and water will have a mist-like effect;
– Snow: photographing snowy scenery can be quite boring but not for me – it’s one of my favourite and the most challenging subjects;
– Fields and lonely trees;
– Your imagination!