I am going to start  putting together a weekly roundup of the best photos I can find around a theme.  Since I’m a huge fan of minimalism in photographs, that will be the very first theme!

Minimalism takes concentration.

The fewer the details in a photo the more impactful it becomes.  There is beauty in simplicity.  Too many details in an image distracts the viewer and takes away from the overall message of the image.  When you are shooting try to reduce everything you can to minimize details and focus on one point or theme.  Reduction is the key here.  I’ve rounded up 10 of the best examples I could find to share with you to emphasis how awesome these type of images can be.

1. “Minimalism” by Ben Arnold on Flickr


2. “Minimalism Set” by Simon Graham on Flickr

Minimalism set

 3. “Los Angeles” by Norman Peters

Los Angeles

4. “Pancake Day” by Jay Dong.

PancakeDay11 016

5. “Solitude” by Ursela Sander


6. “Comma” by Tailer Ransom


7. “Twilight Snowskiing” By Ben Visbeek

Twilight Snowkiting - giving new meaning to the frozen Gouwsea

8. “Black Sands” by Pak Dock

Black Sands, Vik

9. “Bridge Study IV” by Julius Tjintjelaar

Bridge Study IV

10. “Lineas en la niebla” by Antonio Carrillo Lopez

Lineas en la niebla


I’ve shown you theirs, now show me yours.

Now that you’ve seen some of my favorite minimalism photos, I’d love to see yours.  Leave links to the best minimalist photos you’ve taken and we’ll share them on our Facebook page!  Don’t forget to sign up for the Hacking Photography email list for exclusive tutorials and join us on our Facebook page.



  1. David Christmas December 22, 2015 at 3:03 am

    I enjoy viewing minimalist photos and intend taking some. I have however seen very little help or discussion regarding them. I was very pleased to see these great examples.

    (I notice there are no “required fields” for this reply!)

  2. Mike Newton December 22, 2015 at 3:16 am

    I’m glad you enjoyed the post David! I was just redoing my comment systems – thanks for pointing that out :)

  3. minimalistboy.com February 19, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    those pictures looks so great, I will take some inspiration for pics on my blog


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