Minimal Photography Tips and Inspiration

If you’re someone who is naturally drawn to simplicity, you probably would appreciate minimal photography. Capturing the minimalistic image though isn’t as simple as it seems. Some photographers take years of study and practice to fine tune their minimal photography techniques. And when they do find the images they were looking for, the results can be stunning.

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Photo by Thomas Leth-Olsen
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Minimal Photography Tips

Here is a list of helpful minimal photography tips and inspiration articles to help improve bringing more simplicity to your own photography techniques.

tuts+ – A 10 Step Guide to Superb Minimalist Photography
These ten interesting tips discuss important concepts in minimal photography including color, texture, simplicity, and composition.

Contrastly – A Guide to Minimalist Photography
Photographer Christina Harman discusses contrast, negative space, patterns, and more in this helpful minimal photography guide.

Photodoto – 8 Tips to Become Excellent at Minimalist Photography
These helpful tips focus on composition for great minimal photos.

iPhone Photography School – 10 Tips For Taking Stunning Minimalist iPhone Photos
With the smartphone turning everyone into a photographer, this well written article focuses on taking great minimalist shots with your iPhone.

Digital Camera World – Black and white minimalist photography guide
Black and white photos are perfect for minimalist photography. This short blog post is truly sticking with the less is more concept when offering tips, but it’s still worth the read.

PhotographyTuts – Superb Minimalist Photography Examples
A gallery of 15 examples of great minimal photos along with a few composition ideas.

Twenty20 – Shooting minimal photos on a white background
A great tutorial that walks through the process of shooting objects against a white background using just a couple of pieces of paper.

The Art of Photography – Minimalist Composition Techniques
This helpful 8 minute video goes through what may be the hardest part of minimalist photography, what to leave out of your photos. Photographer Ted Forbes walks through the most basic shapes and forms to create a stronger visual impact to tell a story in your photos.

Mashable – 24 Photos That Will Satisfy Your Minimal Needs
A simple gallery and commentary of minimal photos that are sure to inspire a few more interesting ideas for the future.

FilterGrade – 23 Minimal Photographers to Follow on Instagram
There are some photographers that love minimal photography so much that they focus exclusively on the subject. If you’re a big Instagram user, this article features some of the best minimal photographers using this social media platform for their photography.

Pinterest – Minimalist Photography
An extensive gallery of hand picked minimalist photography.

TPA – 40 Minimal Photos for Your Inspiration
Our own feature of inspiring photos from a few talented photographers.