Use the power of less in a landscape photograph

September 30, 2015, 12:31 p.m.

Just the silhouettes of a few deer, a sprinkling of birds, and the mist-shrouded outline of plants is all that is needed to create a gorgeous photograph that draws viewers in to a peaceful wilderness wetland scene, made pink by the early morning light.

This is an incredibly simple image, and it is because of that simplicity that viewers will find themselves staring at it for minutes on end, taking in the tiny details and relaxing in the calm mood of the scene.

This week we published a collection of 10 gorgeous minimalist landscape photos along with tips on how to make the least out of your landscapes. Learn strategies for how to compose photographs that will help you master using minimalism for a big impact, so you can take advantage of beautiful scenes like this one.

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Jaymi Heimbuch is a writer and photographer at Mother Nature Network. Follow her on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.