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Minimalist Photography : 4 Tips for Creating Beautiful Minimalistic Photography

Minimalist Photography : 4 Tips for Creating Beautiful Minimalistic Photography

What is Minimalism? Merriam-Webster defines it as a style or technique ( as in music, literature, or design) that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity. When digging into the history we find that minimalism is, " An art movement that began in post-World War II Western art, most strongly with American visual arts in the 1960s and '70s." ( Wikipedia) 

Three Ingredients for Emotive Black and White Photography

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Y’all, I am so excited to share with you my recent blog post with Click Magazine I have become absolutely enamored with Black and White imagery and it was such an amazing feeling to contribute some of what I have learned and some of what I love about this emotive style. Please visit my post HERE and I would so love it if you could leave me a comment! Let’s Chat!!

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you head on over to my POST and check it out! I would love to hear what you think. What’s your best tip for emotive Black and White Photography? Comment Below!

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January's Favorites

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I am so excited to be participating in this month’s blog circle again. It is so much fun to go around the loop and be inspired by such talented artists! This month I am linking to Lindsay Lee, Lindsay is sharing with you her personal 365 project. It’s phenomenal! Have you done a 365 yet? I have NOT, and I know I NEED to. I have heard it is a tremendous way to build photography skills. Go check her out here, Sarasota Family Photographer

I have always prided myself on not following the crowd, but for the sake of art, ( and to build my skills as a Photog in the case of a 365) I have given in! I really love the idea behind creating a grid of a month’s favorite images. I have done it a few times on Instagram and thought it would be fun to make a blog post about it too! I feel a 365 coming on soon too!

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I am indoors A LOT! I home educate my 9 children ( well one is graduated, out of the house and married now) and so I have had a lot of practice in low-light situations and have fallen in love with this type of light. I think this post is a testament to that.

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When I initially started shooting in low light, I just wasn’t getting what I wanted out of my images. Until I discovered creative exposure. When creatively exposing, you simply have your subject close to a single light source and keep your ISO as low as possible ( I am usually at 100-200 ) And I meter of the subjects area that is bathed in the most light ( exposing for the highlights) This will get that area of the subject correctly exposed and the rest will fall away into darkness ( a great way to hide a cluttered house!)

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Of course low-light does not HAVE to be indoors. I captured a few macro images outside that I really liked this month too!

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Thank you so much for scrolling through! What about you, do you shy away from low-light or do you adore it as much as I do?