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10 Minimalist Eric Kim Photography Composition Ideas

If you want inspiration for your photography compositions, here are some examples from my work that hopefully can give you some fresh new ideas:

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1. Minimalist composition

Off-center composition, Cindy’s head in the bottom right corner, with lots of negative space.

2. Minimalist, diagonal, dutch angle composition


3. Framing subject inside frame

Framing Cindy inside windmill, with -1 exposure compensation for dramatic silhouette:

4. Black negative space framing

Note the black borders on far left and right (bookends)— that put focus on the center of the frame (tree):

5. Curve

Shot from a low angle of Cindy’s mom, with the curve of her hat emphasized:

7. Sideways and hand gestures

Shot of Cindy in Uji, with a dynamic body movement:

8. Curve with body

Cindy curving, bent downwards, with simple figure to ground contrast (she is dark silhouette against white background):

9. Mise en scene

Setting up the scene, with Cindy entering the room. Note the proportions of the scene with the yellow foreground, the blue windows, and Cindy in red:

Ryokan. Uji, Kyoto 2017

10. V (down arrow) Composition

V shape composition, makes more dynamic composition:

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