Hey everyone, it’s been a great start to the year and the relaunch of the PhotoChallenge.org. I love seeing all the shots you’ve been shooting and sharing.
This week it’s time to step back and take a different approach, one I think of as more tranquil and peaceful – minimalism. There isn’t a universal definition of minimalism, but generally you want to capture the essential element of a subject with a little else as possible. Now, don’t confuse minimalism with simplicity. Simplicity is part of minimalism, but finding a subject with few elements and free of distractions is far from simple. If you haven’t shot a lot of minimalist photos, this one could be quite a challenge.
Winter (in some places) is a great time to shoot minimalist photos. Snow cover can remove a lot of distractions.
Don’t fear if you can’t shoot snow, water is also a great minimalist subject.
Or you can simplify a landscape with a single subject.
Or use color as the subject of a shot.
Grab your camera and capture the essence of a subject. Once you start thinking like a minimalist, you’ll see subjects to shoot almost everywhere.
For the active outdoor enthusiast that wants to keep their camera/binoculars at the ready and always secure. Go out and discover!