Pigeon and its Shadow

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Photo of a Pigeon sitting high up on a Red wall with his shadow being casted behind hime. Shot Location: Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur, India
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Minimalism Type: Minimalism as Less Element

  • Photography Style: Looking up

  • Color Palette: Red and Blue

      

  • Camera Used: Canon 600D

  • Shot Location: Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

     


Aesthetic Elements: 

a) Red Wall
b) Blue Sky
c) Light and Shadow aka Natures Art at Play
d) Real World vs Shadow World comparison

e) Lines

f) Negative Space

Major Reason to Shoot:


I wanted to show the Comparison between the Real world being i.e. The Pigeon Versus its Shadow,  being casted right behind it.

To achieve this,

I moved to my left so that I could place the shadow on the bottom left of the frame and the Pigeon on the Top right.

This movement also helped me to place Negative Space correctly and to put both my Primary Subject ie. the Pigeon and my Secondary or Complimentary subject aka the Pigeons shadow, on the Rule of Thirds quadrant in the 3x3 Grid camera grid overlay.

Hope that you enjoyed the Shot.


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Dried Arborvitae Plant

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Photo of Dried Arborvitae Plant, shot via Canon 600D and 100mm Price Macro L Series Canon Lens at Central Park Jaipur.
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Theme: Minimalism and Nature


I spotted the above Minimalist Photograph of a Dried Arborvitae Plant, at Central Park - Jaipur.



I Shot this via my Canon 600D Camera, with the 100mm Price Macro L Series Canon Lens attached.

I chose a Low Aperture Value here to throw the Background out of Focus and kept my focus on only a part of the Plant.

This helped me to make the Photograph Less Cluttered and more Simplistic in Nature. 


For Technical Details, please refer to the EXIF Data Below:


  • Aperture: F 2.8
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec

Thank you for your time.

Have a Great Day ! ! !

Water Ripple Waves

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Photo of a Water Ripple and its Circular Waves in Water.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Photographs of Water Ripples are usually found in Zen Books


The photo above titled "Water Ripple Waves", has a very calming and soothing effect.

The reason for that is, because here the primary focus is "Stillness".

Since Zen is more about keeping quiet than elaborating, I would like to cut short on further details and simply provide the EXIF Data.

EXIF Data:


  • F-Stop: F/5.6

  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter Speed: 1/400

Related Shots:


A) Ripples in Water


B) Spiral Water Ripples

The Partial Window

Minimalism as Parts of the Whole


White Window partially visible behind the Red Zig Zag Side Rail of a Staircase at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Art Center in Jaipur, India.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Hello, 

Good Evening !

The above Minimalist Photo has been categorized as Minimalism as Parts of the Whole.

The reason being because I have shown you a Part of the White Window above, rather than the whole of it, Leaving room for Imagination

This shot was taken Yesterday i.e. on 6th of August 2017 with my Canon 600D Camera and 100mm Prime Macro L series F 2.8 Lens.

One thing to note here is the EXIF Data aka Camera Settings. 

The focus point in the Photograph was on The Partial Window.

I had to choose a High Aperture Value, so that the lines of the side rails of the staircase in the foreground, stayed sharp. 

If on the other hand, I had used a Low Aperture value like F2.8, then the foreground lines would have got blurred, spoiling the feel of the shot. 


Below is the EXIF Data for more clarity:
 
  • Camera Mode: Full Manual
  • ISO: 400
  • F-stop: F/11
  • Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec.

Hope you enjoyed the Shot.  

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Twisted Coffee Glass Straw - Colored Version

Minimalism as Parts of the Whole


A Photograph of an Empty Cold Coffee Glass with a Twisted Blue Straw in it.
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Good Evening.

Its been a while since I posted.

I was busy with some regular un-boring but in reality very boring stuff called Life.

Since I got bored of getting bored, I decided top open my Minimalist Photography Folder and post a Minimalist Photograph.

I felt it would be a good idea to bore my blog readers, by posting a Colored Verizon of a Black and White Minimalist Photograph that I had posted earlier. 

Or Maybe Not :)

The Above Minimalist Photograph Titled Twisted Coffee Glass Straw - Colored Version, is the Colored Version of  Twisted Coffee Glass Straw (click on the link to view).

Have a Look at Both the Versions and tell me which Version of the Photograph do you like more.

  • A) Colored Version

  • B) Black and White Version

Leave your choice in the Comments Below.

Thank you :) Have a Nice Day...

Oh wait, I just reminded you of Coffee ;)

Glossy Door Handle

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Side Angle Minimalistic Photograph of a Glossy Door Handle with lots of Negative Space on the right.
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As you must have observed in many of my Photographs, I prefer shooting a lot from the Side. It gives a unique perspective and most importantly adds certain depth to the frame. That just doesn't happen when shooting dead front. 

The above shot of the Glossy Door Handle, too has been shot from the side angle.


I moved this much this time around, to include the red area of the wall which you can see on the extreme right.

The Reason: well, Color Palette. Yes, I do balance the color palette of the frame and that influences my compositions a lot. 

Shooting from the side also helped me incorporate a lot of negative space (to the right of the frame) which is another basic element of Minimalist Photography

This shot is again one of those, where an evident subject was not available as such, and therefore I crafted my own subject via my physical movement. 

Hope you enjoyed the shot. :)

Black Crow

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Photo of a Black crow sitting on top of a Street Lamp on the Streets of Jaipur, India.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai


Here we have a Black Crow sitting on top of a Street Lamp.

This is the second shot from the same place i.e Albert Hall Jaipur, that I am posting here. 

The earlier posted shot was in the landscape format. 

The other difference between the two Minimalist shots is that here the Bird / Black Crow is sitting on top of the Street Lamp, whereas in the other shot, the Bird is seen flying across the Street Lamp. 

Here is the link to the shot that I had posted earlier: 


Please Note: Both Shots Fall under the Minimalism as Less Elements Category.

The Photo Settings, editing style is nearly the same, even the Exif Data is very similar.

Let me know in the comments below, which one of the Two Minimalist Photographs / Shots did you find better and Why?

Rusted Barb Wire

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Macro Photograph of Rusted Barb Wire with Green Blurred Bokeh Background, Shot via Canon 100mm Prime Macro F2.8 L Series Lens.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Macro Minimalism is pretty different from the Long Range Street Minimalism that I mostly shoot. 

This Minimalist Photo is one from the Close Range Minimal shots category.

I used the Canon 100mm prime Macro F 2.8 L Series Lens here. 

Settings: Taken on Manual Focus of Both the Camera and Lens.

What prompted me to take this shot was the Rust in the Barb Wire.

The subject is kept a touch off-center on purpose.

The Blurry Background / Bokeh is a result of shooting this photograph at F 2.8 aperture

And Finally, The Photo falls under the Minimalism as Less Elements Category. 

Hope you enjoyed the Shot. 

Have a Great Day / Evening.

Thank You.

Reflection of Two Pigeons in a Water Puddle

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Simple Minimal Composition of the Reflection of Two Pigeons in Water in Black and White. Photo taken via Canon 100mm Prime Macro L Series F2.8 Lens mounted on Canon 600D Dslr Camera.
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Looks like this is shot on the beach right? 

Well, there is no beach in my City, Jaipur. Its just that one can pull off such shots by finding puddles of water post rains. That is exactly what I did. 

I found this large puddle of water at SMS Stadium, Jaipur. 

There was a lot of clutter being reflected in the puddle. I took a full 360 degree view and walked around the entire puddle to find interesting reflections. 

I spotted a reflection of a Street Lamp to begin with and within in a few seconds, these two Love Birds/Pigeons Flew onto the Water Puddle. 

There is an Old Zen Saying that says "When the student is ready, the master appears."

If one relates that to Photography it could mean "When the Photographer is ready, the subject appears."

Yes, indeed The Subject appeared when I was ready. It has happened with me a lot of times before.

Once I had my subject ready, I decided to shoot this in the Vertical/ Portrait mode. That helped me remove some unwanted elements from the frame. I also cropped this photograph to further reduce clutter. 

Why I liked the subject despite being very common? was because these birds signify Relationship /Companionship / Love. That was the first appeal. The second was their reflection in water. 

In the Minimalist Composition above, I have also left a lot of Negative Space and followed the obvious Rule of Thirds

One important point to note is that, here we have 3 shades or 3 tones of color i.e Light / Medium / Dark. That really pops a Black and White Photograph.

The same principle is followed in Pencil Shading.

The 3 Light/ Medium and Dark tones are the basics of Pencil Shading. I did learn a bit about it last year.

Hope that you enjoyed the Black and White Minimalist Photograph of the Reflection of Two Pigeons above :)

...and the Minimalist or rather maybe not so Minimalist Description.

See you next time. 

Bye !

Twisted Coffee Glass Straw

Minimalism as Parts of the Whole


ATwisted Straw placed inside a Coffee Glass.
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This image is from the "Taruveda" Cafe in Jaipur. I frequently visit different Coffee outlets in town and Taruveda is one place that I really like. 

I likes the vibes there, artsy and spiritual. When you enter, you also have a Buddha Statue at the stairs and inside you have a lot of work created by the local artists on display. The artists work primarily consists of home decor and paintings. 

I usually take the balcony seat as from there I can see the sun going down. No, I do not take the seat to shoot the sunset. I like the rising sun instead. 

So one Sunday, I was at Taruveda Cafe sitting at my balcony seat with my Camera. I ordered a Cold Coffee and some Garlic Pizza Bread. I love Garlic and yes Garlic deserves a capital "G" whereas sunset doesn't deserve a capital "S" for I don't like things that are nearing their end. 

I was having a hard day as it was a Sunday and that's my photo shooting day. I had not got any worthwhile shot since morning. 

I have this habit of picking up my camera and pointing it randomly at places looking through the viewfinder. 

When I was just about to keep my Camera down and put the lend lid back on the lens, I got a glimpse of this Twisted Blue Straw popping out from my Empty Cold Coffee Glass. 

Yes, it was Blue and that caught my attention. What also caught my eye were the curls/ curves or the twirl or twist in the straw, whatever you may call it. 

So, once the Twisted Coffee Glass Straw got my attention, I decided to click some shots. I quickly remembered the "Parts of the Whole Minimalism Type" from the Minimalist Photography classifications and tried to incorporate that in my Shot. 

To execute "Parts of the Whole Minimalism", I shot only the top rim of the Coffee Glass (a part of the whole), with the straw going to the top left on the frame. Later, during editing I converted the photo into black and white. PS: even the straw is not shown completely, so that is also a "Part of the Whole".

Parts of the Whole Minimalism creates a sense of Mystery and make the viewer complete the Subject/Object in his/her imagination. That's the beauty of this Type of Minimalism.

Hope you liked the Shot above. 

Do leave feedback/ your views if any about the Photograph.

Thank you and Have a nice Day.

Red Orange Wall With Simple Geometric Shapes

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Red Orange Wall of a Kindergarten School with Simple Geometric Shapes shot via Canon 600D and Canon 100 mm prime Macro L Series F2.8 lens
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  • A Simple Lookup Minimal Shot of a Red Orange Wall of a Kindergarten School


  • Equipment Used: Canon 600D + Canon 100mm Prime Macro L Series F2.8 Lens

  • Location: Bani Park, Jaipur (India)

  • The Violet Slab and the Orange Box, both have been carefully placed following the Rule of Thirds

  • Minimalism Type: Simple Geometry i.e Lines and Basic Shapes Like Rectangles, Circle.

- More shots from the same place in previous posts:

Lines Galore

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


Lines created by both, the Raw Iron Bars and their shadows
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I spotted this at the backyard area of "Ravindra Manch, Jaipur" last Sunday. 

Of course it was very clear to me that I would be shooting Minimalism as Simple Geometry or Lines. 

The Lines were all over the place, because 

a) This gray wall had so many Raw Iron Bars in it 

b) The overhead Sun was creating long shadow Lines from these bars as well.

I shooting in the landscape or horizontal mode and the photos that were coming out were full of clutter. 

So I decided to shoot this in the Vertical mode or the portrait mode. That helped me to do away with a lot of clutter and I could now also add some Negative Space.

Another challenge was how to apply the Rule of Thirds

I pushed myself further away from the wall, that created some distance and made the bars appear smaller in size, adding to the Minimalism feel. 

Then, I placed the One Set of the Random Iron Bars arrangement along with it shadows, at the bottom of the frame applying the Rule of Thirds 

Later, I added a complimentary subject to the frame, i.e the shadows of the other set of Raw Iron Bar arrangement, just above my primary subject at the bottom.

By Not including the Actual Raw Iron bar set on the top, rather including just its shadows, I left a lot of room for imagination for the viewer. He will look at the bars at the Bottom of the frame and try and imagine a similar set of bars on top of the frame, creating the very long shadow lines.

That's pretty much how I composed this shot. 

Hope you enjoyed it. 

Stay tuned for more. 

Have a nice Day / Evening.

Two Triangles Vs Lines

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


Two Triangles Vs Lines. A multi layer shot of two portions of a building shot via Canon 100mm Prime F2.8 Macro L Series Lens mounted on a Canon 600D Crop Sensor Camera.
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This Sunday I was invited by my photographer friend Manav, to Jawahar Kala Kendra for a Photowalk.

Initially I refused, because I had already taken many shots at that place. But because I was feeling tired to go out to a far off place, I agreed.

When I reached Jawahar Kala Kendra, my friend was already sitting with another acquaintance enjoying a cup of coffee.

Before I greeted and joined him, I took about 15 minutes of solo time searching for subjects.

It was a challenge for me, as I had already shot most part of the building. After 10 minutes I realized that I could not find anything worthwhile to frame.

So I tried going in for "creating my own subject" via "visual layering" or "overlapping of surfaces" method. Never heard of these terms before? Never mind, these are my own terms.

I stood right under the structure that had two identical floors with attached balconies, one to my left and one to my right. I started to look up and I kept moving to my right until I had Two Triangles being made by the cut/opening in the wall structure of the floor on the right.

Now, Lets look at the lines on the left. These lines were created by a similar opening in the wall of the floor on the left. If I had moved forward, then Two more similar Triangles would have been created.

Well, I let these lines just take their place in the frame. Didn't fiddle much there. 

I basically worked on the size and placement of the Two Triangles on the right, primarily by my physical movement. My movement included all four ways i.e forward, backwards, to my left and to my right.

After about 4 shots, I got the frame that I wanted. 

The Photo falls under the Minimalism Type: Simple Geometry. The Simple Geometric shapes being Triangles and Lines

The lens used here is Canon 100mm Prime L Series Macro Lens.

Camera Used is Canon 600D Crop Sensor

Hope you enjoyed the shot.

Have a nice day.

Zebra Crossing

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Man riding a bicycle, passing by the Zebra Crossing at M I Road, Jaipur, India.
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Alright, so this shot was very tough to take. 

Although I wanted a Man to pass by the Zebra Crossing with an Umbrella in his hand during a rain shower, instead I was happy to keep this shot of a Man riding the bicycle.

Monsoons have arrived in India early and I had already planned to take a few shots of people walking in the rain with an umbrella in their hands. 

Therefore, I first looked for a Coffee Shop at the first floor of a building. So that I can shoot these people "Top-down" from height.

Soon, I found such a Coffee Shop and it was quite near to my office. 

In the morning, it was cloudy and so I decided to take my camera with me to work. I planned that I would sneak out of my office (not photography related) for about an hour, shoot and get back. 

I even had my own umbrella ready, in case it started to rain before I reached that Coffee Shop.

The time was 4 pm and that's exactly the time I take a break from work for about 45 minutes to have my coffee in peace everyday. I walked out from my office. It had started to drizzle a bit and I was OK to walk in that. 

I reached the Coffee Shop and ordered my Coffee. I told the waiter to deliver my order to the first floor where I would be taking a seat. 

This Coffee Shop has huge glass windows. Through one of the windows, I could see a traffic signal and the Zebra Crossing near it. 

I Was on my 50mm prime lens and my Crop Sensor Canon 600D Camera. 

I was still waiting for it to rain heavily. But the opposite happened instead. It stopped drizzling. So I thought let me just wait a little.

But to my surprise, I saw the clouds disperse. 

I told myself never mind, you can click those umbrella shots some other day. 

I started to practice framing for my next visit to the Coffee Shop. In one of my practice frames, I placed these Zebra Lines diagonally, just as you see in the photograph above.

I was pretty happy with the angle, the distance. I clicked a few empty frames with just the zebra lines in it. 

Later I waited for unique subjects to pass by. The most common subjects passing by frequently were Cars, Bikes, some Tuk-tuks and of course people walking by. 

A lot of Bicycles also passed by. Since I have a thing for bicycles, I decided to use that as a subject in my shot. I was just practicing.

In one of my shots, I happen to get this man riding the bicycle on the bottom right of the frame. He was exactly on the rule of thirds area of the frame. I also avoided the street traffic here. So, No clutter as well. 

I told myself, Yes, you got one. This is very Minimalistic.

But again this shot wasn't my first priority, as I told you before. 

This photograph, made it to the blog post only when:

a) I converted the it into black and white and

b) created a silhouette of the man by adjusting "Levels" in editing. 

Now, the man is neither too close nor too far in distance. The overall size of the mans shape is also not too big or small enough. 

The original shot was taken colored. And the shot was falling under the Street Photography category and not Minimalism as Such.

So I had to do away with the Identity of the man by converting him into a silhouette, to get this photo fall into the Minimalism as Less Elements Category of Minimalist Photography

On the other hand. If the shot stayed colored, but the Distance in the shot was more or the man on his bicycle looked very small in the frame, then even the colored photograph would have fallen into the Minimalism Category (would still have been street photography as well though).

I hope you got the point I am trying to make.

I had no idea that I would be writing a Maximalist Blog Post like this to explain this Minimalist Photograph. Anyways let me stop right here and take your leave. 

Hope that you enjoyed the behind the scenes action/story.

Have a nice day.evening. 

White Staircase

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


Lines and Basic Geometric shapes in a White Staircase located at Jharkhand Mahadev Temple, in Vaishali Nagar Jaipur, India.
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Staircases are one of my Favorite Subjects when it comes to Minimalist Photography

 

This White Staircase I found at the "Jharkhand Mahadev Temple" located at Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur, India. 


Apart from the above shot, I have clicked many other Minimalist Photographs from this place. The architecture of the Temple is very simple  and geometric.

I guess in old times, people understood the value of Simplicity and Utility. And of course, since this is temple area, it need not be very modern. 

I like going to this place often, for the vibes are amazing. You must visit this small Temple for sure when you land up in Jaipur sometime for a vacation.

Coming back to the composition, the Minimalist Photograph of the White Staircase above, falls nicely under the Minimalism as Simple Geometry Category of Minimalist Photography / Minimalism. 

The Simple Geometry being Lines and its combinations. The subtle texture and dirt on the staircase and the White wall, creates  a nice artsy feel.

I took this shot a little from the side, to create a sense of depth. I have kept everything basic and simple this time.

Hope you enjoyed the shot. 

Stay tuned for more.

Three Earthen Clay Vessels

Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes


Three Brown Earthen Clay Vessels placed in an arrangement on the ground.
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I found these Three Earthen Clay Vessels lying on the ground in front of Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur. 


One finds a lot of pigeons on the ground there. Visitors to the museum, generally buy food from the pigeon food sellers and feed the birds. 

These empty clay vessels were kept for the birds to drink water from. But, because of the Summer Heat, all the drinking water for the birds dried up. 

... And they forgot to refill it. 

Maybe the food sellers were too busy making the money.


Photo Details:


  • Minimalism Type: Repeating Shapes
  • Camera: Canon 600D
  • F Stop: f/3.5
  • ISO: 100
  • Exposure Time: 1/200 sec

Blue Lines and Waves

Minimalism as Less Elements


Lines of a Blue Metal Sheet with a vertical wavy strip going across, adding a nice contrast to the overall image
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The Subject, Blue Metal Sheet with Lines and a Wavy Strip going across, was actually placed in front of a Construction Site. 

I decided to shoot this, because of the Blue Color and the Wavy Lines. Initially I took at shot from the front, of just the lines. That looked very boring and flat. 

So, in my next shot I tried to add some variety and therefore I added the wavy vertical strip to the frame.

I took one more shot from the front and this time too, I did not like the final image. So, I decided to take a 3rd shot from the side. 

Shooting from the side, helped me to add some depth in the shot and to uplift the overall artistic feel.

I always strive to shoot unique subjects using newer angles. This is just another attempt at it. 

Hope you like my little effort.

Thank You !

Parked Bicycle

Minimalism as Less Elements

Indian Bicycle Parked right next to a Textured Brown Wall in Jaipur City.
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  • Location: Jaleb Chowk, Jaipur (India)
  • Camera: Canon 600 D
  • Lens Used: Canon 50 mm F1.4 Prime
  • Minimalism Type: Less Elements
  • F-Stop: f/4
  • ISO: 100
  • Exposure Time: 1/160 sec.

Ripples in Water

Minimalism as in Less Elements


Ripples formed in Water surround Jaipur's famous lamdmark Jal Mahal Palace.
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Today, I would like to keep it really Simple :) 

EXIF Data.


  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Exposure Time: 1/1250 sec
  • F-Stop: 5.6

A Word on the Composition


The Photo falls under Minimalism as Less Elements category of Minimalist Photography. The only element here being the Ripples in Water though, the Photography is a bit Maximal in Nature.

We would not call it Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes because the Shapes, although look similar from a distance, but in fact each Water Ripple has its own unique shape. 

I Hope you enjoyed the Shot. 

Have a Nice Day !

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Solo Water Droplet

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Macro Photo of Solo Water Droplet on a Plants leaf post rain in Jaipur, India.
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Good Evening All !

Today, I wanted to share this photograph of a Solo Water Droplet.


The reason why I am sharing this photograph today is that It goes with my current mood.

I feel pretty lonely, sad isolated today. (of course this is just a mood swing)

This Photograph completely goes with that mood. And Hey ! 

This is the purpose of Art is. Isn't it?

When people can relate their mood, life events, feelings etc to artworks/photographs, their connection to the piece of art goes to another level.

Minimalist Photography is not about Flat Photographs. We need to make the photos Artsy too, as often as we can. And that is a big challenge.

Now, you may tell me that hey, you are relating this photograph to a mood after taking the shot. So this is not the shot that you initially planned capturing. 

My answer to this is simple !

What does a photographer shoot? 

Well.. He either shoots his conscious mind or his subconscious mind. So there must have been an hidden emotion/thought/feeling at the back of my mind, while I was capturing this shot.

And, its only now, that I have discovered that as to why I clicked this Photograph in the first place.

So basically, if one studies his own shots closely, he may able to understand what goes on deep down within one's subconscious mind. 

Now, Lets take a look at the Simplistic Composition.


All that I tried to do here, was to create a curve with the violet leaf and get the background blurred. 

Other than that, just as usual I left negative space. 

Of course you need a Macro Lens for this. The one that I used here, is the Canon 100mm Prime Macro 2.8 L Series.

I really love shooting Water Droplets, that are formed post rain. I do not like to recreate them in a controlled environment, because the feel is completely lost then.

I did a Macro Water Droplet series earlier. In case you missed it, then please check the link below.

7 Macro Minimalist Photos featuring Water Droplets


Thank you for your time. 

Have a nice Day/Evening

Windows in Repetition Vs The Green Tree

Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes


Windows of a building in Jaipur in repetition, creating a nice pattern that gets broken by the placement of the Green Tree on the bottom left corner of the Minimalist frame.
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This shot falls under the Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes Category. What we have here, is a repetition pattern created by the Windows of the rooms of a hotel in Jaipur. 

I have purposefully placed the Green Tree on the bottom left corner of the frame, so as to break the Pattern of Repetition. Without the Green Tree, the shot would be too vanilla, at least for me.

I shot this from an over-bridge, in-case you were wondering from where I got the height in the frame. Its the result of the over-bridge elevation, that I am looking-up but yet my view is kind of flattish or parallel to the ground. 

Other than the height, the 100 mm Macro Lens helped me to shoot this comfortably from a distance.

Hope that you enjoyed the shot and the Minimalist explanation ;)

Stay tuned for more.  

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Bird Vs Street Lamp

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Bird Flying across the sky contrasting well to the stationary Street Lamp.
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Composition Details:

Black and White Minimalist Photography using Less Elements. A Bird Flying across the sky contrasting well to the stationary Street Lamp.

Location: Near Albert Hall, Jaipur (India)

Camera Used: Canon 600 D

Lens Used: Canon 100mm Prime Macro, L-series

Date Taken: 11 June 2017

EXIF Data: 

- ISO speed: ISO-100

- Exposure time: 1/800 sec.

- F-stop: f/5.6

- Exposure bias: 0 step

Similar Shot: Black Crow

The Missing Leaves

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimalist Photo of the Stem of a plant with Misssing Leaves.
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My posting schedule seems to be as random as the shape of the clouds in the sky. I believe those who have subscribed to my blog posts via e-mail must be getting my mails when they don't expect and vice-versa. 

Never mind, since I am yet not full-time into photography, my posting schedule is going to be the same. 

So you must be wondering what made me post today, If you were not wondering, still no problem I'd still tell you ;)

I open my laptop less often these days. I just came here today to randomly check my mails and some other social profiles. Usually I am glued to my phone for the same. So, today was different.

Since I was getting bored I got my ear phones on and started listening to a latest Bollywood romantic song "Mai Phir Bhi Tumko Chahunga" (in english "I'd still love you",) from the new Bollywood movie Half-Girlfriend. 

While I was doing that, I thought why not open my Minimalist Photography Folder and check the edited pictures in it. The above photograph has been edited about 4 months back but I had still not posted it.

Something stopped me every-time I tried to post.  While I began writing this post, I observed the Photograph carefully and then I realized it actually relates to the song I am listening to. 

So, my sub-conscious mind made me select this photograph by correlating the words of the song to it. The song's lyrics are "I'd still love you" the rest of the assumption in general is "no matter what"... So, "I'd still love you, no matter what".

If we consider the stem of the plant with leaves, as a person who was in love but got heart-broken. The same is represented here by both The Missing Leaves and the Lack of Color in the Photograph ie. it being Black and White. 

And for a moment it appeared to me that this person is singing this song "I'd still love you, no matter what" (despite being broken, despite The Missing Leaves.)

You might think I am crazy but for me this is the plus side of being a Minimalist Photographer. My sense of observation has increased a lot and I am able to now co-relate things. 

Anyways, lets take a look at the Composition:


The Composition is quite Simple. Just place the subject in the right, and leave some empty space. That is all. But wait, this is Gray. Gray is challenging to edit. Make sure to adjust the Highlights and Contrast in the right proportion. This took me a very long time to edit, just to get the gray right. 

The Photo, as most of my Minimalist Photos, Falls under the Minimalism as Less Elements category of Minimalist Photography

I found the leaves lying on a plastic chair near a road side kiosk, that sells bangles near Jantar Mantar, Jaipur.

The Lens that I used was the Canon, 100 mm prime macro lens.

Thank you for reading this till the end. 

Have a Nice Day !