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“Minimalism is not the lack of something. It is just the perfect amount of something” – Nicholas Burroughs.
I agree to this so much. Minimalism is one of the most interesting techniques in wedding photography, and to attain it, one has to understand minimalism with an open mind. A quick search on Google tells you that a negative space, in the art, is the space around and between the subjects of an image. Might sound textual, but when you read it again, you can understand that the negative space is very much the universe of the photograph you are making. Negative space when used wisely gives a unique perspective to your vision. Especially in wedding photography where there is so many elements that you have to play with, isolating your subject and shooting minimalistic is a good way to craft unique pictures. These being said, how can we achieve minimalism in wedding photography? Here are a few hacks that I’ve read, seen and learnt over the time.
1. Keep it simple, real simple
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. And the secret lies in practice. The more you practice, the better you will get in your framing and composition. That’s how you get to start clicking minimalistic.
2. Learn to see before you click
Try to draw the image in your mind, and ‘subtract’ the unwanted elements from it. Include just have what you need to tell the story. A lot of the times we are obsessed with ‘include-it-all’ syndrome to make the picture look eventful. Try otherwise, to make it purposeful. It clicks.
3. Play with colors, texture, and patterns
Colors and textures speak a language by themselves and it is important you listen to them. They convey stories that even the subjects can’t at instances. Look out for lines, decor or any interesting pattern that will complement the subject. Try and include the best of it in the picture to tell the story crisply.
The next time you shoot a wedding (or any interesting moment), try these and come up with something unique. And if you are already someone who is practicing minimalism in your photography,