Minimalism Photography Gallery

Minimalism Photography Gallery

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If you browse through my website you’ll see that I employ many different styles of photography. Likewise, I don’t like the idea of limiting myself to one method of photographing landscapes and nature. Minimalist photography is one approach that has always inspired me. I love how a simple composition can tell a story.

Consequently, my archives of minimalist photographs continue to grow.  Therefore, I’m presenting a new Minimalist Photography Gallery showcasing this evocative style. Most of the images in this gallery implement elements of earth, sky, and water. In addition, in some photos, high-key lighting and pastel tones are used to complete the mood. Please take a look when you get a chance. Also, feel free to comment and share with friends and colleagues. Click here to view the gallery.

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What is Minimalism Photography?

Minimalism uses empty spaces, colors, patterns, textures, and shapes. These simple elements properly composed can bring focus to the subject. This alone can often be enough to convey a concept or elicit an emotional response.

Visual noise in today’s world increases every day. Images overwhelm us with color, patterns, and information. And they are constantly bombarding us at breakneck speed. All of this can leave a person with a feeling of mental exhaustion. On the other hand, minimalist images can offer a relaxing break from our increasingly stressful world.

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For example, the healthcare industry often displays minimalist artwork in their facilities. Simple shapes and tones can bring a calming atmosphere to anxious patients. In addition, businesses are also recognizing this benefit. Many offices also use minimalist artwork to relax stressed employees and increase productivity.

All of the images in this post, and gallery, are available as fine art prints. They are also available for commercial and editorial licensing.

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Want to Learn More?

Would you like to learn more about minimalism photography? I offer full-day, half-day, and multi-day photo tours and instruction. Check out my Private Instruction/Tours page for more info, or contact me directly. I would love to help you take your photography to the next level and shoot like a pro!

Minimalism Photography Gallery


3 Replies to “Minimalism Photography Gallery”

  1. Alan, I am with you. Recently retired and renewing photography after a long hiatus. At first, I was spending way too much time in post-processing, often trying to salvage what was a sub-par photo. There are so many tutorials teaching how to completely change/salvage/amp up/etc. a photo. Now, Post process is a necessary and important part, but I am focusing more on getting a good shot. Hopefully one well composed, and exposed and one that needs as little processing as possible. And, the simpler the better. I love your minimalist approach and your deft touch with post. Great work.

    1. Hi Thomas, thanks for posting your comment, I’m glad you like my work! Yes, I very much agree with you, post-processing can get out of control. My belief has always been to make the best possible composition and exposure in the field, and not rely on elaborate post-processing techniques to create something that was never there in the first place. However some of the most currently admired landscape photographers rely on Frankensteining an image together, and people are following them in droves to copy their style. My favorite master photographers are Edward Weston and Minor White. Their techniques were so pure and fundamentally simple, yet their images were so powerful! Today’s world is so complex and fast paced, photography can be a tool to help either escape and simplify it, or make it even more complex.

      Thanks again for your comment Thomas, feel free to reach out any time!

      1. Extremely well put. The first photographer that had an impact on me was Ansel Adams. If you have not, you may want to check out the book The Tao of Photography, Seeing Beyond Seeing, by Philippe L. Gross and S.. I. Sharpiro. In fact, Weston’s Pepper is included. I appreciate your point of view…sometime I was beginning to think it was me due to the popularity of overwrought images. And, sadly, some of those photographers’ more simple work is very good but they too feel the pressure. Am intimidated by Photoshop so far, so no Frankensteining on my part even if I wanted to. Looking forward to seeing your Minimalism Gallery grow.

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