Exploring styles – Minimalist

Minimalist…

This week we are going to look at the bare minimum or Minimalist look. It is challenging to still keep it interesting, beautiful and engaging. Often this style of photography is difficult to get right. Photographers are all too eager to pile up the subjects and clutter an image. We are after lots of Negative Space and One Hero, often Black and White (but not always) and frequently with long or deep shadows (again not always).

Minimal Header

Silhouettes are similarly used with this type of genre, but details can be just as important. Check out this Pinterest Mood Board, some great ideas. Perhaps try something new, never shot a Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom or Laundry themed shoot, or a colour choice ie: green leaves on crisp white, what about a Human Touch, I know is sometimes thought of as Lifestyle or Food Photography, but it still falls under Still Life category.

Minimal

The Challenge…

This challenge is quite simple…GET SIMPLE. Have a look at food photography, lifestyle photography, art, fashion, drawings, get some ideas for Minimalist, this genre has been around for ages and it is not to everyone’s taste, but it really is fun to try.

Tip: It does NOT have to be a white background, it could be coloured or it could be black and use like a negative. Get creative, get imaginative, get artistic.

~ Julz

P.S. If you would really like to explore and learn more about Still Life photography, why not join the My Creative Still Life Journey Class?

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