Saturday, March 20, 2010

Less is More

The weekend photograph challenge at DPS right now is titled Less is More. I decided to participate.

Anyway, here's my submission:

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Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/8
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 100 mm

I took this as simply as possible. Just a white background (paper), a very simple subject, a small depth of field, black and white with no tint, no crop, no vignette, and centered composition. And I'm now completely convinced that Less really is More. I prefer taking and looking at simpler photos in general. Perhaps that's why I like macro so much; it tends to exclude noisy or busy details and really focus in on just one thing.


  1. I agree. My question the other day was is there ways to make chaotic photos look more interesting. Pam mentioned putting something interesting in the foreground with the chaos in the background. I think that helps.

    I tried something yesterday that I thought worked well. It's a tree on the edge of a forest that stands out. So even though there is a lot in the background I thought this tree was still able to stand out.

    Here's the link to the tree photo:

  2. A great example of simplicity and "less is more" Nicely done!


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