Have you ever what is like to take photographs using minimalism? I will update this page from time to time.

What is minimalism?

Minimalism is a style or technique used to describe simplicity and extreme spareness.

Through my knowledge in minimalism, I applied this technique in my photo shots. Here are several photographs that I took.

These photographs are taken using Xiaomi Mi4i.

andreaviechoong.com

This  photograph is a close-up view on the food heater holder. The details of the pattern shows a rough surface.

andreaviechoong.com

This photograph was taken when I had slices of persimmon as a dessert. The focus of the camera creates the detailed lines on the fruit.

andreaviechoong.com

I admire this type  of stone brick wall being painted in the living room. The painted wall shows a clear image of the actual stones.

andreaviechoong.com

The black and white effect of the bag and the background shows a repetitive pattern. It looks like the bag is camouflage to the background.

andreaviechoong.com

The reflective of the clothes water spray shows a blur background. There is a slight illusion effect of the tube of the spray in the water.

andreaviechoong.com

The photo shows when a cooked egg skin is peeled off. This was taken when I first succeeded in boiling an egg.

andreaviechoong.com

This is a photo of a Korean persimmon on a white table. It shows a the darkest tone on the persimmon leaf to the fruit and the lightest to the table.

andreaviechoong.com

This was taken when I had a hard time carrying this tube every day to my fundamental drawing classes. Although it was a burden for you, inside the tube contains the effort I put in my drawings.

andreaviechoong.com

This reflects a memory when I first bought my canvas shoes. It was one of the happiest moments in my life.

andreaviechoong.com

Here is a photo of a cup of ice lemon tea and table cloth. It shows contrast between the monochrome tones: black, grey and white.

After taking with my smartphone, our lecturer told us to try taking photos using our DSRL camera. I used Nikon D3400 camera in this case.

This is a photo of my camera lens. I want to focus on the details on the camera lens rather than the background.

andreaviechoong.com

In this photo, I want to show the details in the texture of the wooden floor. The texture looks rough and shows different tones.

andreaviechoong.com

Here is a photo of my room’s wall. The stripes shows different monochrome tones: black, grey and white. The pattern looks very simple.

andreaviechoong.com

This photo is the same as the one I took using Xiaomi mi4i. I want to observe the difference between the two photos.

andreaviechoong.com

Here is a photo of my bathroom wall. The pattern looks like checkers and filled with the sizes of squares.

andreaviechoong.com

I took this photo when I looked down at the hotel floor mat. It looked very simple and unique with just circles.

andreaviechoong.com

Here is a photo of a fabric flower for decoration. I created a difference between the focus on the flower and the blurry background.

andreaviechoong.com

This is a photo of  the Sterculia Tree. Although I could not capture the fruit, the leaves and branches in the sky gives a simple image.

andreaviechoong.com

This photo shows a bunch of fabric roses for Chinese decoration at The Gardens, Midvalley. I took a close up on the floor with the roses.

andreaviechoong.com

This photo is taken at Kuala Lumpur City Centre. The two buildings contrast with the plain sky in the background.

andreaviechoong.com

Here is a close-up view of a bush I found at Taman Botanical Perdana. I wanted to show the clear details of the leaves.

andreaviechoong.com

I took these Chinese lanterns when I went to Kajang for a street photography trip.

After this exercise, I learned about minimalism and how is it applied in photography. I found that it is not easy to control the monochrome effect when taking the photo. Now, I am comfortable in controlling the exposure and improve gradually. I will practice more on this exercise from time to time.