The Weekend Photo Project: composition – simplicity

The Weekend Photo Project - simplicity

Keeping things simple is sometimes the best way to get a good photo.

I’m a big fan of simplicity – not only in photography, I strive to keep as many aspects of my life as simple as possible as well.

Images that have been stripped down to the bare essentials

quite often have an emotional impact on the viewer – there’s less in the image to distract their eye – because you’ve removed the unnecessary parts of the visual-story.

Which would lead you to think simplicity in photography is easy, right?

Not always the case!

So here’s some tips to help:

  1. Get closer to your subject – cut the clutter out of your composition to emphasize your subject.
  2. Think carefully about your colour palette – I know for me it’s often the complementary colours that draw my eye to create an image.
  3. Use negative space (the empty space around the subject of the photograph) – it can help to draw your eye to your subject too.

Keen to give it a try?

Stop by here first for some stunning examples of simplicity in photography, and then once you’ve taken your own photo – share, share, share!!

Here’s where you can:

Facebook:  Create an album (title suggestion – My Weekend Photo Project) and upload your photos(and don’t forget to add the hashtag #twpp now that FB does hashtags).  Make your album public so that anyone can have a look at your photos.  You can also share your photos with me over on my biz page.

Your blog:  Upload your photos to your blog and share them with the wide world.  Leave a link here so that others can follow the snail-trail.

Flickr:  Share your photos at The Weekend Photo Project.

Pinterest:  If you’re on Pinterest create a board for your weekend photos.  Don’t forget to add the tag #twpp so that others can search for them.  I have a The Weekend Photo Project Pinterest board that I’m going to invite people to pin on.  If you’d love to be involved, follow the board and I’ll send you an invite!

Instagram: Upload your photo to Instagram and don’t forget to add #twpp to your caption.  Proceed to share!

Twitter: Use Instagram, link to your Pinterest board or your blog.  And remember to add #twpp as your hashtag.

Anywhere else you like: I’m sure I’ve left out others ways of sharing, so leave a comment below and let everyone know where your photos will be!

Be sure and leave a comment below to let me (and everyone else) know where you’ll be sharing your photos.  Visit other peoples photos.  Like them.  Leave a comment.  And share the Project.  The more people we can get involved, the more fun it will be.

Don’t forget that the prompts are open to interpretation.  There is no right or wrong photo.

Each photo is your little snapshot of your world as you see it.
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