Photos of the Week: Minimalized Photos

Minimalized Photos? Is this a new word? In your auto spell check, it doesn’t exist, but, in Photography and Art, it is a real important type of photography that almost everyone loves it. If you haven’t heard of this, then read on, because we are going to introduce the best minimalized photos I have been able to find. Comment at the bottom how you feel about these photos.

light sea dawn landscape
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

The idea of minimalization is to have an important subject, but lots of surroundings around it, like you see above. There have been a few great photos lately that have really been loved on the internet. Check these out:

Portrait of couple taken off the reflection in water.
Hackney Wick Swan

Minimalist photos are often called: NEGATIVE SPACE PHOTOS. See how you have so much space in all these photos? That is Negative Space, or Minimalist photos.

I hope you found some photos that you liked. This seems to be a trend of photography that is just coming to life now. Stay tuned for more great photos !

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY DURING THE PANDEMIC:

It is true: the Covid19 situation has made photography a little more challenging to go and get good photos. BUT, it shouldn’t have to. If you are a landscape photographer, this pandemic should not get in your way.

I found this video from a professional photographer that talks about taking photos during this pandemic. Very interesting, and please check it out:

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If you’re seriously into landscape photography, you probably dedicate a good number of days solely to photography trips. Traveling is a pivotal part of landscape photography. But with the pandemic ruining travel for everyone, borders and travel systems have been shut down. So how do landscape photographers keep going? Photographer Thomas Heaton shares his ideas on how you can indulge in your favorite hobby in a safe way while being respectful of the law:

Click the link above to learn more.

Landscape and travel photographers tend to value locations that are farther afield. But when you cannot trek out to distant exotic locations, you only have one choice: explore your own region and search for hidden gems.

Another advantage of shooting locally is that you’re less likely to encounter many others, since they’re probably lesser-appreciated areas. You can have the place all to yourself and not bother with tourists interrupting your shot. Also, at the end of the day, you can go back to your own home and sleep in your own bed. What a joy!

If you haven’t had the opportunity to explore the beauty around you, this could be the right time to try it. However, if you do plan on going out, make sure that you abide by local regulations—wear a mask and social distance when necessary. After all, safety comes first.

Now that you know you can still take some good photos during the pandemic, here’s some amazing photos I found on Pexels.com that show that you can take great pictures now.

brown pelican with colorful beak standing on stone on sandy shore
Photo by Julia Volk on Pexels.com
village among garden and lake by rock
Photo by Evgenia Basyrova on Pexels.com
seaside
Photo by Fabian Wiktor on Pexels.com
brown and green grass field during sunset
Photo by Jonathan Petersson on Pexels.com

7 TIPS ON HOW TO SHOOT IN THE WOODLANDS !

Once again, I have found a great video that I learned a lot about taking quality photos. In this case, it is WOODLAND PHOTOGRAPHY: 7 TIPS ! Now, I have done some photos this year in one of our local woodlands, myself. And found it quite difficult to get any kind of composition when the woods actually create chaos. The woods I am thinking about are really jumbled up with dead trees, overgrown forest, etc.

Now that I have viewed this video, I wish I could go try it again, but, now the weather has proven it difficult.

So, today, if you just want to learn about composition, and “How to see a photograph”, then this video is must.

When it comes to photographing woodlands, things can get pretty chaotic. You are confined to limited space, difficult subjects and many distracting surrounding elements. Tightly packed trees and tricky lighting usually make the work that much more challenging. So to help you out, we have photographer Nigel Danson sharing his process of finding and photographing compositions in woodlands:

The trick in composing better woodland images is to come up with ways you can use the chaos to your advantage. For instance, use trees to create a frame and emphasize certain interesting elements. This will naturally draw viewers’ eyes toward your subject. This technique works best if you have a central character that’s unique and stands out from the rest of the surroundings.

Contrast is another way you can make elements stand out. Contrast can be in terms of color, lighting, texture, patterns, shape or anything else. Pay close attention to how vegetation varies and look for ways you can declutter. Danson also suggests photographers change their perspective. Move around and see how you can create separation. Sometimes, even the slightest movement of the camera can make a huge difference.

Along with his insightful tips on composition, Danson also shares the images that he took using his tips. Make sure that you go through the entire video to see how he does it. You’ll definitely get to learn a lot from his ideas and outcomes.

Now, from my experience in the Woodlands around here, here are a few of my photos:

One thing I look out for in the Woodlands, is an opportunity for a close-up. This combination of berries and the prickly weed was a photo I like.
Looking for things of the woodlands…. like a pile of chopped wood.
If I can find a path to be in my picture, I have accomplished one of the “composition guidelines”, and that is “leading lines”.
And if you haven’t got fog, perhaps you can create it your self in “Lightroom”.
dawn environment fall fog
Photo by VisionPic .net on Pexels.com – Looking for special light is always a plus!

Pro Landscape Photog Shares Some Tips While He is Working:

I love to share good videos when they come along. You get the information right from the person, and in this case, a professional photographer. We can all use a little help in our landscape photography, and this will help:


The Internet makes it incredibly easy to learn more photography tips than you could ever use. That said, it’s easy to get overwhelming, especially when applying those tips out in the field. That’s usually because “ideal conditions” in landscape photography rarely exist, and even if they do, the window is often small. Today we have landscape photographer Mark Denney who discusses some on-location tips that have positively impacted his photography over the years:

In theory, we only get to read tips and tricks with these ideal conditions in mind. But when you’re out on location, things can get unpredictable. You need to anticipate, prepare for the moment and, when the moment really does present itself, act on it quickly. Otherwise, the opportunity will be lost.

Watch the video as Denney explains how he works in these scenarios. He talks you through what he looks for when setting up his composition, how he anticipates the conditions to change, why he uses a certain lens and what qualities he looks for in a light when composing a shot. Being able to develop such a thought process is essential because it allows you to put all of your knowledge into practice. Otherwise, all those tips you’ve learned are useless.

It is important that you go out, shoot and put your knowledge to practice in order to be a better photographer. What good is the knowledge if you cannot apply it?

Here is just a couple more great landscape photos:

art autumn autumn leaves beautiful
Photo by Valiphotos on Pexels.com
bench cascade creek environment
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
rocky formation on shore of ocean
Photo by electra kay-smith on Pexels.com

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: The Rivers that make up our beauty!

One thing we may all agree on, is that rivers are one of the most photographed bodies of water on our planet. They add such beauty to the world, it is hard to not notice. Today’s Photos of the Week, depict all the wonderful photos taken of Rivers.

body of water between green leaf trees
Photo by Ian Turnell on Pexels.com
foaming waterfall streaming through rocky cliff
Photo by Luke Miller on Pexels.com
photography of waterfalls between trees
Photo by Rifqi Ramadhan on Pexels.com
architecture boat bridge buildings
Photo by David Bartus on Pexels.com
man sitting near waterfalls
Photo by Daria Obymaha on Pexels.com
green leafed tree besides body of water during daytime
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
aerial photography of water beside forest during golden hour
Photo by Sindre Strøm on Pexels.com
brown pendant lamp hanging on tree near river
Photo by Rachel Xiao on Pexels.com
Photo by Lanny Cottrell photography
green mountain with river in the middle
Photo by Matteo Badini on Pexels.com
river between green leafed tree
Photo by Baskin Creative Studios on Pexels.com
blue sea under blue sky
Photo by Riccardo Bertolo on Pexels.com
white and brown house
Photo by Vincent M.A. Janssen on Pexels.com
watercrafts on river
Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Pexels.com
body of water and green field under blue sky photo
Photo by Brandon Montrone on Pexels.com
photo of a boat on a river
Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh on Pexels.com
clear body of water between yellow and green leaved trees
Photo by Inge Wallumrød on Pexels.com
architecture art bridge cliff
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
cascade creek environment falls
Photo by Jonathan Meyer on Pexels.com
people sitting on the edge of a cliff
Photo by Angelo Duranti on Pexels.com
canoe on body of water with pagoda background
Photo by VisionPic .net on Pexels.com
Photo by Lanny Cottrell photography
body of water between mountains
Photo by Matthew DeVries on Pexels.com
time lapse photography of waterfalls
Photo by James Wheeler on Pexels.com
body of water beside trees by snowfield near mountains
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
Photo by Lanny Cottrell photography
red and orange autumn leaves on the ground and on trees beside body of water
Photo by Jacob Colvin on Pexels.com
orange powerboat between medium rise buildings
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
long exposure photography of body of water
Photo by Trace Hudson on Pexels.com
grayscale picture of two people go on fishing
Photo by Jayant Kulkarni on Pexels.com
river inside forest near brown leaf trees
Photo by Nashwan Guherzi on Pexels.com
photography of mountains under cloudy skies
Photo by Rudolf Kirchner on Pexels.com