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Landscape Photography | Assignment: Minimalism

Presented by Ed Heaton

Ed's lecture "Composition & Light" will cover the overlooked and sometimes forgotten aspects of image design and the all-important role that light plays in creating dramatic and spectacular images!

Join Ed as he talks in-depth about how to get a better understanding of the basic and advanced concepts of composing compelling compositions and using light to make extraordinary images from ordinary subjects!

Assignment: Minimalism

Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music, where the work is set out to expose the essence or identity of a subject through eliminating all non-essential forms, features or concepts. Minimalism is any design or style in which the simplest and fewest elements are used to create the maximum effect.

Need some inspiration?  Check out these minimalistic photos:

If you don't find yourself particularly inspired by the topic on any given month, we're giving members the option to submit ANY photograph taken that month for the critique. So now there's no excuses! It's time to jump into the deep end and get wet!

A few reminders about some of the basic rules of the assignment:

  • Members may submit 2 photos.
  • Photos should be emailed to Mike the Wednesday prior to the Thursday meeting.

If you have any additional questions about submitting photos or the monthly assignment in general, consult the Assignment FAQ by clicking on the link below:

Remember to get your shots to Mike B (as jpg's please) at [masked].


Please note the new location instructions for the First Thursday night meetup.

Millersville Student Memorial Center
Millersville University
1 South George Street, Millersville, PA
Room 24 (Parking in the rear of the building)

We will be handing out parking permits on site for this meetup which you will then place in your car.  You will need the one day permit to park in the the parking lot directly behind the SMC on Shenks Lane.

To see a map of the parking lot in question click on the following link:

To see the entrance you will be using from that parking lot to the SMC click on the following link:

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  • Karen

    Wonderful presentation!

    May 3, 2013

  • Charles S.

    Ed was a motivating speaker and his portfolio was one to emulate. The concept of his using mainly wide angle lenses for landscapes was enlightening to me as I have mostly done product studio shooting. Can't wait to try some landscape now. Thanks Ed!

    May 3, 2013

  • Charles S.

    Well presented and quite informative. Learned of some great new locations to shoot also. Thanks, Ed.

    May 3, 2013

  • Linda K.

    I really enjoyed Ed's presentation along with his inspirational photos. I learn something new with each meeting. Thanks!

    May 3, 2013

  • Rick E.

    Got stuck at work, I really wanted to attend this meeting.

    May 3, 2013

  • Ken P.

    Great presentation backed up with excellent photographs.

    May 3, 2013

  • John W.

    Really a great presentation from Ed. Good mix of technique ideas, portfolio examples, and interesting stories.

    May 3, 2013

  • Adam H.

    Ed has quite the portfolio and it was nice to hear several aspects of his techniques.

    May 2, 2013

  • greG

    Ed was awesome. So were the assignment photos.

    May 2, 2013

  • Dawn Marie R.

    AWESOME!! My favorite subject for photography is Landscape.

    May 2, 2013

  • Ralph L.

    Something came up.

    May 2, 2013

  • Lon

    Getting over a cold. Have fun, all.

    May 2, 2013

  • Joel

    I have to cancel this month. Being pulled in too many directions. Sorry to miss it.

    May 1, 2013

  • Karen L.

    Will be in town this week. Would love to attend.

    April 29, 2013

    • Brian

      Hi Karen, jump on the waiting list. I guarantee spaces will open up before Thursday.

      April 29, 2013

  • michele

    sorry not able to make it

    April 28, 2013

  • benoît

    I have a last minute work trip :( have fun everybody!!

    April 18, 2013

  • Valerie H.

    Do we have details on Ed Heaton's upcoming program yet? Looking forward to it!

    April 17, 2013

    • Brian

      Updated with new info!

      April 18, 2013

  • Dr. Lee J. S.

    Will miss Ed Heaton's lecture. Baby sitting my granddaughter.

    April 17, 2013

  • Marsha T.

    bringing another potential member

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Lynn G.

    For anyone who may want to prepare a little for this meeting, here's a website with some simple rules about Landscape Photography:

    1 · March 28, 2013

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