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Do This Now: Focus On Simplicity

Focusing on simplicity allows an image to be built from the ground up. Instead of starting with too many elements and debating which ones to eliminate or ending up with a cluttered image, start with as blank of a space as you can and fill it with what is important. The more you can express emotion through a pose, or a certain feeling through a single color or location, the easier it will be for a more universal audience to connect with your work. Creating personal images often correlates to complicated emotions, but the image can speak volumes with the simplest compositions.

Brooke Shaden is a fine art photographer and a Sony Artisan Of Imagery. Follow her on Instagram @brookeshaden