40 Minimal Photos for Your Inspiration

Less is more.

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

A few quick tips for minimal photography.

1. Use color. The color wheel below is a great tool that shows complementary colors opposite one another.

complimentary colors

2. Keeping it simple requires great composition. If you’re just starting out, use the rule of thirds, leading lines, or another simple setup for good pictures. The more you shoot minimal photos, the better you’ll get at understanding what works.

3. Texture is a great attention grabber with the right light, contrast, and composition in minimal photos.

For more great minimal photography tips, check out our list of resources here.

Here are 40 minimal photos for your inspiration.

Dawn Ellner – Gazing out to Sea
Dawn Ellner - Gazing out to Sea

Jens Fersterra – tuscany morning
Jens Fersterra - tuscany morning

James Drury – a tree
James Drury - a tree

Gareth Hutton – isolated.
Gareth Hutton - isolated.

Elizme – ~ Footprints ~
Elizme - ~ Footprints ~

Lóránt Szabó – Silence
Lóránt Szabó - Silence

Miladin Papovic – moon and plane
Miladin Papovic - moon and plane

Marc Brüneke – minimal
Marc Brüneke - minimal

Joost Markerink – Shadow On Black
Joost Markerink - Shadow On Black

Yane Naumoski – At World’s End
Yane Naumoski - At World's End

Maik Meid – Das Telefon des Direktors
Maik Meid - Das Telefon des Direktors

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kenneth__

Nikos Koutoulas – Minimal boat
Nikos Koutoulas - Minimal boat

Alex
Alex

Andrei Bouzo – Silence
Andrei Bouzo - Silence

Daniel Kulinski – don’t look
Daniel Kulinski - don't look

mariannestone68 – bench5
mariannestone68 - bench5

Thanawat Thiasiriphet – Cooling
Thanawat Thiasiriphet - Cooling

Steve Stanger – Freedom
Steve Stanger - Freedom

Rego Korosi – Green
Rego Korosi - Green

anna – swedish minimal philosophy magazine
anna - swedish minimal philosophy magazine

CileSuns92 – Minimal Tree
CileSuns92 - Minimal Tree

Angel Morales Rizo – MINIMAL
Angel Morales Rizo - MINIMAL

M.R. Krishnamoorthy – Minimal
M.R. Krishnamoorthy - Minimal

Fe Ilya – Carnival
Fe Ilya - Carnival

Peter Harris – Minimal II
Peter Harris - Minimal II

Steve Johnson – leaves and sunlight
Steve Johnson - leaves and sunlight

Arash – street light
Arash - street light

Nikita Kravchuk
Nikita Kravchuk

Alex
Alex

Steve Johnson – Glass Tiles
Steve Johnson - Glass Tiles

Eric Harrison – Surface of Morrill Pond
Eric Harrison - Surface of Morrill Pond

Vancsai Erzsébet Gorácz Józsefné – Minimál
Vancsai Erzsébet Gorácz Józsefné - Minimál

Eric Oak – Lamp
Eric Oak - Lamp

acca-67 – attesa
acca-67 - attesa

Georgie Pauwels – Minimal
Georgie Pauwels - Minimal

Georgie Pauwels – Minimal
Georgie Pauwels - Minimal

Barn Images – Minimal sea
Barn Images - Minimal sea

Stròlic Furlàn – Davide Gabino – Sunset Minimal
Stròlic Furlàn - Davide Gabino - Sunset Minimal

Alex Blackstock
Alex Blackstock

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