Less is more / by Mario Mirabile

I was sent a link to an interesting article on minimalist photography this week. Minimalism is an expression of simplicity found in many artistic endeavors - music and dance, literature, design, and of course the visual arts. Simple doesn't mean boring though. At it's best, a simple composition with strong lines, texture or color can tell a compelling story.

It's a form of expression I find appealing and challenging. It's not necessarily easy see simplicity in a complex and crowded world, and deciding what to leave out of the picture can be as hard as deciding what to put in. Googling "minimalist photography" will turn up thousands of examples. Study them to see what appeals to you, then go look for the simple things in life.

Tech Talk
Not much technique to discuss here, just keep your eyes open for a composition that appeals.

1. Olympus E-30, Zuiko Digital 50-200, f2.8-3.5
2. Olympus E-30, Zuiko Digital 14-54, f2.8-3.5
3. Olympus E-5, Zuiko Digital 50-200, f2.8-3.5

All images shot RAW and processed in Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CS6.