The Minimalist Photographer – Contents
Minimalist photography – stripping away the unessential
Chapter 1. You So You Want to Take Photographs.
Why Do You Want to Take Photographs? What Type of Photographer are You Now? What Type of Photographer Will You Become?
Gallery: Only the Essential.
Chapter 2. A Minimalist Approach.
Equipment. Workflow. The Author’s Workflow Subject Matter and Composition
Chapter 3. The Basics.
What is Photography? Exposure Explained Aperture Shutter Speed ISO. How Does the Camera Know How Much Light to Let In? The Importance of Tone in Relation to Exposure. Light Metering Methods Averaged Spot Center Weighted Matrix/Evaluative/Etc. A Practical Demonstration Summary Exposure Basics From a Minimalist Perspective.
Gallery: Railroad Tracks.
Chapter 4. The Camera.
About the Photography Equipment Industry A Note About Camera Reviews Choose Your Camera (Don’t Let it Choose You) Different Types of Cameras Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) Point-and-Shoot Micro Four Thirds System (MFT) Toy Cameras Cellphone cameras.
Gallery: Building Blocks.
Chapter 5. Light.
Harsh Light, Soft Light, and Shadows. Some Cheap Lighting Alternatives The Lights A Simple Diffuser A Simple Reflector A Cheap Tripod Table Top or Product Photography Color Temperature.
Gallery: Into the Light.
Chapter 6. Aesthetics and Composition.
Composition. Rule of Thirds. Leading lines. Balance. Positive and Negative Space. Scale, Line, Shape, Tone, and Color. More Thoughts on Composition Minimalism Aesthetics. The Difference Between Art and Design.
Gallery: Window Blinds.
Chapter 7. Photography Philosophy.
Making Use of the Wisdom of Others. Towards Minimalism Via an Assessment of HDR.
Gallery: Out of Context.
Chapter 8. A History of Photography
A Selective Timeline. Early Advances. Film Cameras, DSLRs, Digital Point-and-Shoot Cameras Camera, Phones. Computers and the Internet. An Aesthetic History. Introduction. Pictorialism, Modernism, and Post-Modernism. Alfred Stieglitz.
Gallery: Pick a Color.
Chapter 9. What Next?
Change; The Facebook Effect. Who Will Be the New Gatekeepers? How These Changes Will Affect You.
Gallery: The Hot Dog Diner.