Distinguished by severe and extreme simplicity, minimalist photography is derived from minimalism in art, which originated in the 1950s.

The goal of minimalist photography can be best described in the quote “less is more” and is often done to emphasize or pay attention to one single subject in its composition using minimal components such as color, line, or shape. The goal is to convey an idea, promote an emotional response or unique visual experience all in the viewer’s perspective.

To get an idea, have a look at this winning entry by locksmagic on this minimalism contest on Pxleyes from 11 years ago

You can find the full contest with all 75 entries here:

http://www.pxleyes.com/photography-contest/14877/minimalism.html

But now it’s time to get creative, take minimalistic photos conveying an idea, and drop your three best shots to join this contest.

Good Luck!

kyricom avatarLevel 13
Rank: 1 out of 23 | 39 points

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Flower - Taken on a Pentax K-3

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grasshopper1 avatarLevel 11
grasshopper1

Awesome shot.

kyricom avatarLevel 13
kyricom replied to grasshopper1 :

Thank you

IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

Congratulations on 1st and 3rd place

kyricom avatarLevel 13
kyricom replied to IEatRawEggs :

Thank you

denlig avatarLevel 9
Rank: 2 out of 23 | 35 points

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Alone in the green


Panasonic FZ38 - f/3.7 - 1/80 sec

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

I really love the composition of this image and truly how less is more!

IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

Congratulations on second place!

kyricom avatarLevel 13
Rank: 3 out of 23 | 34 points

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Sphere - Taken on a Pentax K-3

grasshopper1 avatarLevel 11
Rank: 4 out of 23 | 23 points

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Hawk on the Wires Nikon D3200 55-300

Nikita61 avatarLevel 6
Rank: 5 out of 23 | 23 points

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kyricom avatarLevel 13
Rank: 6 out of 23 | 21 points

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Clip - Taken on a Pentax K-3

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Rank: 7 out of 23 | 20 points

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Olga.L

taken in Inuyama, Japan with Sony @6300

grasshopper1 avatarLevel 11
Rank: 8 out of 23 | 20 points

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Knight Anole at night. Nikon D3200 55-300

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Rank: 9 out of 23 | 19 points

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Olga.L

3 Brooms taken in Chiang Dao Thailand with Sony @6300

grasshopper1 avatarLevel 11
grasshopper1

I really like this pic. The colors, composition and textures are nice. It may not have won here but it's still a quality shot.

Zizounai avatarLevel 16
Rank: 10 out of 23 | 18 points

Entry without name created by Zizounai

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Zizounai

Reed roof under the rain - Romania - Nikon D5200

iquraishi avatarLevel 9
Rank: 11 out of 23 | 18 points

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Sony A37, Abu Dhabi

Diamite avatarLevel 9
Rank: 12 out of 23 | 17 points

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Rank: 13 out of 23 | 17 points

Unspecified specimen created by Olga.L

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Olga.L

taken in Hokkaido, Japan with Sony @6300 long exposure.ND filter

Wayne-Cheah avatarLevel 12
Rank: 14 out of 23 | 16 points

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IEatRawEggs avatarLevel 16
IEatRawEggs

What is that...

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Wayne-Cheah replied to IEatRawEggs :

Tines

Zizounai avatarLevel 16
Rank: 15 out of 23 | 16 points

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Zizounai

Bird on a wire - Brittany, France - Nikon D5200

Diamite avatarLevel 9
Rank: 16 out of 23 | 16 points

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Rank: 17 out of 23 | 15 points

Entry without name created by Wayne-Cheah

iquraishi avatarLevel 9
Rank: 18 out of 23 | 15 points

Unspecified specimen created by iquraishi



Sony A37, Hyderabad

Zizounai avatarLevel 16
Rank: 19 out of 23 | 15 points

Entry without name created by Zizounai

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Zizounai

In the estuary (Denmark)
Sony DSC-P72

iquraishi avatarLevel 9
Rank: 20 out of 23 | 15 points

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Sony A37, Dibba, Oman

Wayne-Cheah avatarLevel 12
Rank: 21 out of 23 | 14 points

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Wayne-Cheah

Zen

denlig avatarLevel 9
Rank: 22 out of 23 | 10 points

Entry without name created by denlig


Le Mans - Nikon D5100 - f/9, 1/200sec

Diamite avatarLevel 9
Rank: 23 out of 23 | 10 points

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