12 July, 2019

Wall Texture and The Window

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of the Corner of a Window on a Textured Wall.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of the Corner of a Window on a Textured Wall.


This Minimalist Photograph was captured at Asteria Cafe, Jaipur. The Blue Window was too tempting not to miss out for a shot.

I did not want to capture a Vanilla Minimalist Shot, therefore I added the bright curved area on the top left corner of the frame. That juxtaposed nicely with the Lines in the window. 

To add some more interest, I converted the Photograph into Black and White and that also popped nicely the Wall Textures. 


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/11

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 800 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-320

  • Focal Length: 78 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Wall Texture and The Window Minimalist Photograph.



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09 July, 2019

Burn Stains

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimal Art Photograph of Burn Stains on a Wall.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimal Art Photograph of Burn Stains on a Wall.


This Wall is from the Parking Area of "Jaipur Center Mall". It looks like there was a fire in here. Something burned, maybe some wires, and they were removed timely. Otherwise, there would have been more of these Black Burn Stains spread all over the wall. 

The Composition has been kept very simple, with the Burn Stains placed on the right hand side of the frame, following the rule of thirds and Negative Space being accommodated to the left. 


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/18

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 800 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-500

  • Focal Length: 70 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Burn Stains Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day.

04 July, 2019

Streak Of Light Vs Geometry

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimalist Photograph of a Streak of Light on the Facade of a Building with multiple Windows.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimalist Photograph of a Streak of Light on the Facade of a Building with multiple Windows.


This is inside the Mall located at B2 Bypass. On the top Floor, there is this famous Asteria Cafe. 

I was there that day at the Cafe to Shoot a Model "Priya Mathur", along with a friend of mine named Yatin. 

It was his shoot actually and I was there just to chill out :) 

On my way back I took the stairs. Imagine 9 floors of stairs. 

I do this on purpose, as I find interesting stuff to shoot around the staircases.

I spotted this Streak of Light somewhere from the 7 the floor. 

I had to crop this out a bit during editing, as there were too many windows, resulting in a cluttered image. Though, to avoid the same, I experimented shooting this with both the Landscape and the Portrait version. 

I eventually used the Landscape version here and cropped out a portrait shot, thanks to the mis-alignments and clutter in most shots.

Nobody is perfect you see.  The composition is fairly simple and I have on purpose kept the contrast a touch low here.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/7.1

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 1000 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-1000

  • Focal Length: 85 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Streak of Light Vs Geometry Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day.

01 July, 2019

Red Wall Shadows

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Looking Up, Minimal Art Photograph of Shadows on the Red Walls of Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Looking Up, Minimal Art Photograph of Shadows on the Red Walls of Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.


Lines, Edges, Light and Shadow, Red and Blue, Minimal Color Palette. These are the Elements here. Yet, the Photo is not that cluttered and the subject is pretty clear and the frame is easy to comprehend and creative enough.

Also, as a Photographer,  the vision with which I captured this Photograph, and how I want you to see it, is fairly clear too. 

This is what Minimalist Photography is all about. A lot of thought goes into the photographs and most of the times the details are hidden in plain sight. 

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 50 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/11

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 500 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-250

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Green Leaves and Negative Space Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. 

30 June, 2019

Green Leaves And Negative Space

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Colorful Minimal Art Photograph of Green Leaves on a Colorful Backdrop, with Negative Space on the Side.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Colorful Minimal Art Photograph of Green Leaves on a Colorful Backdrop, with Negative Space on the Side.


This shot, just like the Last one "Colorful Stripes" was taken at Kalaneri Art Gallery. 

After a long time, I have captured some Nature Minimalism. 

The Negative Space that I left on the Side, is very Classic of a Core Minimalist Photograph. (though its not necessary that one uses Negative Space in every shot)

What's different this time around, is that the Negative Space has some well aligned geometrically placed colors. That Pops the Shot out !

I was lucky to find a Green Color Strip along with the Green Leaves, and therefore, the overall Color Palette is also kept fairly Minimal.



The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 50 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/9

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 160 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-1000

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Green Leaves and Negative Space Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

Colorful Stripes

Minimalism as Few Distinctive Colors


A Colorful Minimal Art Photograph of Multi colored stripes of painted Wood.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Colorful Minimal Art Photograph of Multi colored stripes of  painted Wood.


This Painted Set of Wood was spotted right outside Kalaneri Art Gallery. I kept the 2 Red Colored Vertical Sections on either end of the Photograph, to further the Simplicity of the Frame and the Color Palette. 

Click here to have a  look at the 7 other types of Minimalism: Types of Minimalism 


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 50 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/7.1

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 125 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-800

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Colorful Stripes Minimalist Photograph.




Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

29 June, 2019

Going Downstairs

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Staircase at Forresta Cafe Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai

A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Staircase at Forresta Cafe Jaipur.


So, I was at Cafe Jaypore (inside Forresta) once.

This is a picture of the Staircase that I took on my way back.  What I liked here was the curve in the Staircase and also those little wall lamps. 

For sure, I have a thing for Staircases, but sadly, I don't get to see many of them in my City, at least not any unique ones.

Its been very long that I have traveled. I guess, more than 5 years now. When I do go out, I will make sure to capture as many staircases as I can.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 50 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/22

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 40 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-2000

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Paint Decay Minimalist Photograph.



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27 June, 2019

Paint Decay

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Paint Coming off (decay) from a Metal Sheet of a Sign Board.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Paint Coming off (decay) from a Metal Sheet of a Sign Board.


This Sign Board was Spotted outside Gate No. 1 at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. The Paint coming off from the sheet caught my eye. I thought why not just turn the Camera into the Monochrome mode and take a Shot.

I had been waiting to capture such a Photograph for a very very long time, but I guess so far, I did not like and of the decay that I had spotted in such frames.

 Here, somehow the arrangement of the Paint Decay patches, look to be in harmony.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/11

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 500 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-2500

  • Focal Length: 105 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Paint Decay Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

18 June, 2019

Repeating Rectangles

Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of the Facade of a building, with Rectangles in Repetition as a Pattern
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of the Facade of a building, with Rectangles in Repetition as a Pattern


This shot was taken near Lifestyle Mall / MGF Fall Jaipur. This is a building to its right. I had not captured a Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes Photograph in a while and this tempted me. The only challenge here, was to keep the lines as straight as possible, so that the symmetry appeared right in the frame.

Since I was shooting from the ground, and I was looking up, the lines were not coming out straight. They are not near perfect here though even now.

I did adjust the lines by moving myself to a higher ground and raised the camera as high as possible to view the scene on the LCD screen of the camera.

Since the Repetition of Rectangles here spreads across the frame, some may find this image to be too busy, yet it is not.

It is just one element in repetition. This is a good example of a Maximally Minimal Photograph.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/5.6

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 60 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Repeating Rectangles Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

White Patch Blue Chair

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimal Art Photograph of a patch of White Paint above a Blue Chair, on an Orange Wall.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimal Art Photograph of a patch of White Paint above a Blue Chair, on an Orange Wall.


This shot was taken at New Colony Jaipur. This wall was right opposite a Scooter Repair Shop. The white Paint patch right above the Blue Chair, prompted me to take the shot. 

I went down a bit low on my knees and carefully placed the Blue Chair in the bottom left of the frame, following Rule of Thirds.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/5.6

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 200 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 105 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the White Patch Blue Chair Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

The Tight Corner

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Corner Shot of a Pink Wall, with a Black Wire running across and with an Iron Pole in the foreground.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Corner Shot of a Pink Wall, with a Black Wire running across and with an Iron Pole in the foreground.


OK, so I am back with a Colored Minimal Art Photograph. I just surprised myself with that to be honest. 

Someone told me today, that I am not putting up enough Minimal Art Photos lately. Well, that is kinda true, as I am currently exploring Street Photography to basically reset my vision for Minimalism. If you want to have a look at some of my Street Photographs, head over to my Instagram Profile and check the "street photos" highlights section there https://www.instagram.com/prakashghai/ 

Coming back to the Minimalist Photograph posted above, it is easy to spot my love for Geometry. The Iron Bar is a Straight Line forming a Triangle and the Black Wire running across, is a curve. The edge of the wall is also a Vertical Line and of course, and the Shadow of the Wire enhances the frame. Oh ! and did I forget to mention the striking Pink Color of the wall? (all elements of minimalist photograph)

So, now you got it, isn't it?  This is how I keep Photos simple and yet make them subtly interesting. 

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/8

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 800 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 56 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the The Tight Corner Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

12 June, 2019

Signboard Bird Vs Street Lamp

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Bird sitting on a Sign board at Panch Batti, Jaipur India.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Bird sitting on a Sign board at Panch Batti, Jaipur India.


"The days are dark, 
thoughts are blue,
I present another,
black and white photo,
to you."


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/22

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 800 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-5000

  • Focal Length: 40 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Signboard Bird Vs Street Lamp Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

07 June, 2019

Balloon Vs Cloud

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Balloon Versus Cloud.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Balloon Versus Cloud.


Here is a Lookup Minimal Art Photograph that I clicked at Statue Circle, Jaipur. I had my Canon EOS 6D Mark full frame camera, with the 24-105 mm lens mounted on it. 

There was a Balloon Seller there, and this Flying Balloon was tied to the handle of his bicycle.

I went down on my knees, looking up, and waited for the Flying Balloon to get it in the right end of the frame. The full technical details are below. 

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:

  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/11

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 2500 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-5000

  • Focal Length: 56 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Balloon Vs Cloud Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

26 May, 2019

Siderail Diagonal

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Minimal Art Photo of a Diagonal Line created by the Siderail of a Staircase.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimal Art Photo of a Diagonal Line created by the Siderail of a Staircase.


The Shadows on either side of the Siderail Diagonal Line was what prompted me to capture the frame. I have kept this photograph colored, as yellow walls look decent sometimes :). 

Also note, I haven't tinkered much with the brightness and contrast of the photograph, as I did not want to overdo anything here. 

Light and Shadow Photos are a little tricky to edit. 

Another assumption that you can make is that, I was a bit lazy and therefore I did not make this photograph pop that much via editing ;) 

The only thing that I had to be careful with here, was to shoot the photograph from the right top-down angle and to leave Negative Space, in a correct manner. 

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/4

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 3200 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 70 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Siderail Diagonal  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

18 May, 2019

Birds and Patterned Side Rail - 2 Minimalist Photographs

Minimalism as Less Elements


Shot 1

A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Bird Sitting on the Patterned Side Railing of a wall at Diggi Palace Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Birds Sitting on the Patterned Side Rail of a wall at Diggi Palace Jaipur.


These pictures were taken during the Jaipur Literature Festival 2019. I had my Canon EOS 6D Mark II full frame Camera with me that day. 

I was waiting for a friend of mine to join me for a session. While I was waiting, I spotted these birds on the Patterned Side Rails of the wall near me. I was at a distance but that was not an issue, as I had the Telephoto 24-105 mm Lens with me. I zoomed a bit to captured these, and that you can see in the EXIF Data provided below. One of these shots were taken at 91 mm and the other one at 70 mm. On most occasions, I only put up a single shot from the series ie the best one, but here, I decided to put two. 


The EXIF Data of Shot 1 is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-2500

  • Focal Length: 91 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual



Shot 2

A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Two Birds Sitting on the Patterned Side Railing of a wall at Diggi Palace Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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The EXIF Data of Shot 2 is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-1250

  • Focal Length: 70 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual



Hope you enjoyed the Birds and Patterned Side Rail  Minimalist Photographs.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

12 May, 2019

Monochrome Lines Minimal

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Monochrome Minimal Art Picture of Lines created by Light and Shadows formation, on the walls of Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai

A Monochrome Minimal Art Picture of Lines created by Light and Shadows formation, on the walls of Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Sometimes, Light and Shadows help you create subjects, if you are observant enough. This formation was spotted at Jawahar Kala Kendra, while I was on a hunt for Subjects Looking Up at the sky. I generally do so by following color differentials between walls, structures and the sky and also the Light and Shadow formations.  

I clearly saw Simple Geometry aka Lines here as my key element. I knew, this would look decent in Monochrome, so all that I had to do, was to expose the photograph properly and perfect the alignments within the frame.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/6.3

  • Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 105 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Monochrome Lines Minimal  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !