In Finding Beauty we approach creating quiet, minimalist images from several different directions.
One of the ways is by creating breathing room, which is not necessarily the same as negative space.
How do you create breathing room?
Finding a quiet image in a busy scene often means to choose one specific subject and to find a way to isolate it. Some of the ways of doing that are:
- Move around the subject until the background is clean.
- Frame tighter….but not too tightly.
- Change image orientation (or aspect ratio).
- Take a step back and zoom in.
- Use a shallow depth of field.
Examples of quiet images
Below are examples of quiet images from some of the students in the Finding Beauty class.
What ideas can you glean from these to apply to your own photography?
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