26 December, 2016

Golden Brass Pot

Minimalism as in Small Objects

 A Minimalist Image of a Golden Brass Pot
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
Buy Now

As we say goodbye to year 2016, this Golden Brass Pot is probably one of my year end posts. Personally, I cant wait to see the end of 2016. This year hasn't been great for me and I am eagerly looking forward to New Year 2017. Starting next year I would be taking out more time to take photographs, upgrade my Camera Gear and I would try and focus more on the visual appeal of the pictures.

I had also mentioned earlier, that I would be posting more variety under the Minimalism Category. 

The above photo of the Golden Brass Pot falls under the Minimalism as in Small Objects category, which earlier had only 8 Minimalist Photos and the count increases to 9 with this post. To see all the Minimalist Photographs under this category of Minimalism, click HERE

A word on the Composition

The Golden Brass Pot has been shot from a distance, so as to make it look small in size. Also, I have placed it on the top right corner of the frame, thereby leaving ample negative space on the left. 

Hope you enjoyed the shot. More photos coming soon. 

Have a Great New Year ! 

Happy Holidays :)

14 December, 2016

Distant Half Moon

Minimalism as in Small Objects

Minimalist Photo of Daytime Distant Small Half Moon with Blue Sky as Background
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
Buy Now

This Photograph was taken on Sunday 11th December 2016 at Jaipur Art Summit, held at Ravindra Manch, Jaipur.

The Minimalist Subject here is the Distant Half Moon, the patterned line only compliments it. 

A lot of negative space has been used to redirect attention to the Minimalist Half-Moon.

The Photo falls under Minimalism as in Small Objects category, as the Distant Half-Moon here is very small in size.

Thank you all for you time. See you soon.

12 December, 2016

Parallel Lines Repeating Shapes Maroon Staircase

Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes

A Minimalist Photo of Parallel Lines Repeating Shapes Maroon Staircase
Photo By © Prakash Ghai

Good evening everyone.

After a long time I have posted a Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes Photograph. Earlier this Label http://www.prakashghai.com/search/label/Repeating%20Shapes had only 9 Minimalist Photographs in it. Now the count rises to 10.

Soon, I would be posting more pictures in all Types of Minimal Categories under Minimalist Photography.

Ok, Lets get back to the above Minimalist Photo.

As you can see, I have used a few elements in this Parallel Lines Repeating Shapes Maroon Staircase Minimal Photograph. 

The elements being:-

a) Lines formed by the steps, 
b) Lines formed by the Maroon Color 
c) and the Repeating Pattern or curves. Everything here is in repetition 

and therefore this Image is categorized as Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes

PS: The Photo has been kept a touch under exposed. Sometimes too much exposure makes you lose detail in a photography. The crop is extremely tight as well. More details below:-

  • Focus point was the second step from bottom. 
  • Focus Mode of the Lens was Auto. 
  • Focus on Camera was set to Center point. 
  • Camera Mode: Full Manual

Thank you. I hope you enjoyed the Photograph.

10 December, 2016

Dry Yellow Leaves Hanging on Metal Fence

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Minimalist Photo of Dry Yellow Leaves Hanging on Metal Fence
Photo By © Prakash Ghai

The Minimalist Photo above, "Dry Yellow Leaves Hanging on Metal Fence" is from my recent trip to Smriti Van Jaipur.

As you can see, my only subject here is the "Dry Yellow Leaves" and the metal fence in repetition is just to offer support to the main subject. Hence, we can classify this Minimalist Photo under the "Minimalism as Less Elements" category of Types of Minimalism in Photography.

I have taken this shot from my Canon 50mm f1.4 prime lens. Such shots would turn out better if you use a Macro Lens. The Bokeh or the Background blur that you see would be softer and creamier especially if you shoot on a Full Frame Camera.

A Macro Lens and a Full Frame Camera is on my list of buys for the Year 2017. Right now I use this Camera: Camera Kit

Minimalism and Nature is a Wonderful theme to shoot. Go out to a nearby garden and try your hands on it. I am sure you would enjoy it.

PS: If you like the above photo and want to hang it framed in your house then you can buy it from this link - BUY Now (Ships Worldwide)

OR - you can have a look at the complete sales gallery here: Buy Minimalist Photos

08 December, 2016

Silver Curl

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Minimalist Photograph of Silver Metal Curl against Blue Sky.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai

Minimalism Type: Minimalism as Less Elements


Lens used: Canon 50mm prime f1.4

Camera Used: Canon 600D or T3i Rebel

Location: Somewhere in Jaipur

Date Taken: 13-11-2016

Posted: 08-12-2016

EXIF Data:


ISO: ISO-100

Aperture: f/8.0

Exposure time: 1/250 sec

Similar Photograph: The Rusted Curl

03 December, 2016

Two Golden Door Knobs

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Minimalist Photo of Two Golden Door Knobs
Photo By © Prakash Ghai

This photo took long time to be here. The place is Jawahar Kala Kendra, Coffee House open area. It began with me approaching this open door 5-6 times trying to compose a decent shot. 

The Two Golden Door Knobs always kept me interested. 

The first time I looked at the door was about 6 months back. I visit this place very often but I just could not come up with any shot with the door earlier. Only last Sunday, was the day I finally got the shot that I wanted. 

So what changed last week, was my question to self?

Recently, I paused the "Learn Minimalism" Instagram page and many other social media accounts. Well, that gave me some free mind space, say about after a year. As soon as my mind was left with less clutter to handle, I was back in flow with my compositions. 

Lessons Learned 

"Do less of social media and focus more on Clicking good photos."

More on the Minimalist Composition

The photo falls under Minimalism as Less Elements Category of Minimalist Photography.

Less elements being, just the two golden knobs and the walls next to it. The composition is more of Minimalist Visual Art. 

Here, I have split the frame into 3 parts. First part being the repeating patter on the left. Second, the empty wall in the center and third, the open brown door with two golden knobs on the right. 

Remember: The subject here is just the Two Golden Door Knobs, everything else around it has been included just to enhance the overall Minimalist Composition.

Enjoyed the shot? Subscribe to the Blog and receive similar photographs in your mail.