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Minimalist Guidelines for our April 2014 Theme Competition.
I have searched the web for minimalist rules, but every photographer has his/her own idea of what they consider a real Minimalist Photograph. However, most all agree on a few guidelines that you can use to test the image that you have taken (or even better, before you take the image). The single theme seems to be the most often mentioned (some use other titles but mean the same).
Minimalist photography is the intentional showing of one theme only.
All distracting elements that may lead to another theme are removed or avoided.
When viewing a minimalist photograph only one theme should occupy our mind.
A good minimalist image should not contain a reason to ask questions.
If those guidelines are followed we will avoid certain comments that our judges frequently make by pointing to an area or subject saying; “That’s where the picture is, all the other stuff is not needed”.
Minimalist photography is also about using the so called “dead space” to the advantage of the image, preventing the judge from declaring “wasted space”. Yes, that can be done by making the space an important part of the entire image.
Nobody said it was easy.