Simplistic Compositions – Photography 101

Silhouettes in Sunset is a photograph of a sunset with three silhouettes of the tops of tall weeds found in the field. Photograph was created by Melissa Fague.
Silhouettes in Sunset – Created By: Melissa Fague – Nature Photography

Avoid distracting elements and keep the frame free of clutter; anything that takes away from the main subject of your photograph should be excluded or removed. Simple, clean frames can emphasize the subject dramatically. Simplistic does not necessarily imply minimalism; however that is also a great way to create powerful photographs. A Shallow Depth of Field can also help create simplicity by isolating the details of your subject and blurring out the details of the background or foreground.