So before we get started, I want to take a quick minute just to go over minimalism in the context of how I use it. And the kind of photographs that I take I incorporate minimalism work into my client portfolio and my personal projects all the time. It's a sliding scale of how minimal and image is going to be from image to image. But my hope is that throughout my body of work, there's a clean aesthetic. By removing distractions and using strong visual composition. A minimalist approach can help you create intriguing photographs with absolute focus on one subject, whether you call it minimalism or simplifying or cleaning an image up, it's all the same concept with a slightly different approach. Minimalism is not new, It's been around in many different art forms for a long time. I don't think there's one specific description that I would apply to minimalism and it's gonna be different for every creator. Is an image deep and complex, or is it flat, boring and an interesting. I don't think ...
there's one right answer, but there are guidelines and elements that we can incorporate into our work to help create minimalist images. We're going to cover how to simplify your vision, how to recognize and remove clutter and visual distraction, the power of negative space and the balance between positive and negative. The idea of building a clean, strong image around a single anchor, the gear that I like to use to help create these images and tons more simplifying and removing distractions is always a good idea, no matter what kind of photograph you're taking, minimalism is just an extreme form of that.
Curtis Jones is a Canadian outdoor and adventure photographer who spends most of his time in climates rarely inhabited by people. Working for both the private and public sector, his portfolio spans environmental initiatives, literacy programs, Canadian National Parks, tourism, and commercial sets.
This is a brilliant course which I can highly recommend. I have done some Minimalist photography but still found the lessons very interesting. I enjoyed the discussion on colour vs. B&W. My favourite part was to learn how long it takes to plan a shoot, wait for the right conditions, even change the subject if the initial idea doesn't work and see the other images taken during the shoot before (or after) the final image. The presentation is excellent - love the cat :-).
Great Job! Great course! loved the bloopers, had a few laughs. I really enjoyed how he showed a little of how he worked the scene of a few of his images. showing multiple images and how he got to THE shot.
Great class, good length and easy to follow along. A fantastic way to challenge yourself to look at composition differently and a course full of useful tips to try out.