The Art of Minimalism
Minimalism. That’s the secret sauce that instructor Brit Hammer teaches in her popular class Finding Beauty.
It may sound counter-intuitive that less is more, but it really is.
(Read on to get a taste of the course.)
Simplicity — Breathing room — Free of clutter
By embracing these three concepts at the heart of minimalism you’ll arrive at strong images.
The way we arrive at minimalism is to ask an important question:
Where is the point at which an image will fall apart if any element is removed or pushed out of frame?
“This is the best advanced class I have ever taken.”
Declutter, Hone in, Iterate
The most direct and systematic approach is through the process of iteration.
Each iteration moves you either closer — or further away — from the strongest version of your image.
The trick is to identify what is working and what is not.
Keep in mind that every scene offers you multiple minimalist images, not just one or two.
Once you understand how to find the images within your image, you can apply it to every genre of photography.
“I loved this course! It awakened a new way of looking at things in me and I am excited!”
How far is too far?
That is the second most important question to ask.
It is the follow-up question to How far can you go until the image falls apart?
The only way to to know for sure is to go beyond that point — and do it using a systematic approach.
Once you go too far, you can come back to the sweet spot.
“Taking this class has changed the way I see the world.”
Remember to begin with this simple question
How far can you go until your image falls apart? How much can you remove until the image becomes boring?
Then go too far so you can come back.
This is how you arrive at a strong composition. With practice you’ll be able to more quickly arrive at strong compositions.
“If you are looking to move more into fine art photography, then Finding Beauty is the course that will help you get there.”
Ready to create strong images?
In Finding Beauty you’ll learn how to find and capture the essence of any scene.
The emphasis in this course is on seeing and capturing images in-camera.
Use any camera — even your phone! No post-processing skills are needed.
The course material is richly illustrated with case studies in many photography genres.
What Bryan says about instructor Brit Hammer
In a previous newsletter Bryan wrote this:
“I rarely speak out with this level of enthusiasm for any of our instructors because ALL of our instructors are equally great in teaching their individual craft, so why have I chosen to call attention to one of our instructors Brit Hammer? Simply because of Brit’s ability to transform each of her students’ vision from good to great consistently, time and time again; in part because of her insightful lessons, but I can say unequivocally that Brit’s greatest strength is her in-depth and disarming critique style of each student’s weekly assignments.
This is the most often comment I receive from BPSOP students: ‘Brit’s critiques were the greatest value in this course. The assignments were great, BUT the critiques were by far the most valuable!’
If you have yet to take a class from Brit, consider [this] the best opportunity to grow your photography in ways you have perhaps never imagined!” — Bryan F Peterson
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Brit’s students love her intuitive eye, patience, enthusiasm and holistic nurturing because the results are unbelievably incredible and inspiring student growth.
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“There are great photographers and great teachers, but it is rare to find a great photographer who’s also a wonderful instructor; Brit embodies that rare combination.” — Tennessee Rick Elliot