How to Create Compelling Minimalistic Landscape Photos

A lot of popular landscape photography is very rich and vibrant, with complex and multilayered compositions. And while you can certainly create compelling images in that style, it is not the only one. At the other end of the spectrum is minimalism, which is quite challenging in its own way. This great video tutorial details some helpful tips for improving your minimalistic landscape images.

Coming to you from Andy Mumford, this excellent video tutorial discusses how to improve your minimalistic landscape photos. Minimalism can be particularly tricky, as there is a fine line between minimalistic and simplistic, and it can be easy to fall on the wrong side of it and end up with a photo that is a bit devoid of compelling material. Nonetheless, even if you do not particularly care for the style, it is a good thing to practice, as it will help you return to fundamentals for creating compelling photos — using negative space, creating harmony in colors, and reading light. Building your aptitude with these sorts of tools will in turn improve your approach and final images in whatever style in which you normally work. Check out the video above for a lot of great advice from Mumford. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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