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Monday, July 28, 2010

Landscapes - Sometimes less is more


Sometimes the success of an image has more to do with what you leave out of the frame than what you include in it. And that's the key to a ''minimalist'' landscape. All you need are a few bold shapes, some smooth, soothing tones and a catchy composition.

With just a few elements in your landscape, every line and every shape becomes far more important than usual. Little errors that would normally go unnoticed are magnified and can totally ruin a shot. If you want good minimal images, you need to iron out these mistakes and aim as close as your kit allow.

[Published in Practical Photography, April 2010 issue]