SHINE Photo+Design | focus52|2012 {week twelve} march 18 to march 24
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focus52|2012 {week twelve} march 18 to march 24

What did you think of our flickr pool and link up here this past week? Isn’t it SO awesome to see the group flooded with all of those gorgeous green images? I love doing color prompts for that very reason. You guys did an amazing job last week. If you haven’t had a chance to look at the submissions, I urge you to head on over and take a peek. Great stuff.

This week, we’re going to focus on another one of my favorite photography styles (from the sounds of things lately, there aren’t that many that I don’t prefer. heh). Our focus52 prompt this week is …


I try (and often fail!) to live my life by the KISS method. KISS =Keep It Simple Stupid. You know, stop making things difficult, stop cluttering up the works … stop overdoing it basically. It can be most refreshing to just keep.it.simple.

Now, if we go ahead and apply this to our photography, what is the result? Clean lines, uncluttered images, a clear and clever view of our subject.

That’s not to say that a minimalistic style is an easy one. Nope. Since you’re taking it down to the brass tacks so to speak, you need to pay greater attention to the placement of your subject and the point of view you wish to present. Make your photo interesting. Out of the collage above, I think the best representation of minimal would be the scarf (in my opinion). It’s framed in a pleasing manner and gives a bit of thought to what might be happening outside of the frame as well. The paper cranes are a pretty good representation too, with the reflections and hint of a second crane adding a bit of visual interest.

But what do I know. The subject of minimalism in art and photography is wide open to interpretation and personal preference. But basically, at the heart of it all, less is more. Or, y’know … KISS.

For a REALLY good article (much better than anything I could attempt) and some stunning examples of minimalism, go have a read here. Awesomeness.

I think that once you start exploring this week’s prompt, you’re going to like it :)

Whatever you choose to do for week twelve, follow the prompt or no, come back here and link up your work when you’re done (weeks run Sunday to Saturday, don’t forget!). Links must be to the direct URL of your actual work, not just to the site it’s posted in, and may be a link to your blog post or to your flickr photo (again, the actual photo, not your entire flickr stream). Also, please don’t link and run – try to find some time to visit at least a few of your fellow 52’ers. That’s half the fun! And don’t forget the flickr pool!

Remember, you do not need to use the prompt in order to come back here and share.

Have fun this week!




7 Comments
  • Christi
    Posted at 23:41h, 18 March Reply

    Oh yay! Looking forward to the challenge. :)

    • janice
      Posted at 10:28h, 19 March Reply

      Looking forward to seeing the results! :)

  • Rachel
    Posted at 20:39h, 20 March Reply

    Pretty photos! I might give this a go this week, I’m running low on 366 mojo!

    • janice
      Posted at 00:50h, 22 March Reply

      Good! Jump in!

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