It all started when Matt Crump, a photographer was bored of taking pictures of what he normally does from day to day. During halloween, instead of taking photos of scary subjects, he thought of taking photos of what everybody loves, candies. From there, with his ingenuity, the Candyminimal photos were born. At first it was just phone photography elevated to a next level and now into a more serious level, he encorporates post processing with photoshop.
Enough with the technical stuff. I was so pumped up upon reading an article over this in Storyhouse and immediately tried to learn more about it and how it is done.
This has definitely brought phone photography into the next level and for a photographer, it certainly feels refreshing and something to do which it out of the ordinary.
I see some ridiculously laughing about this (#candyminimal ) because how can you turn the sky to something red or pink or any color you want when it is not the reality. Well, if reality is what you are looking for, then look for photos in photo journalism but do bear in mind that photography as an art is so vast that the limit depends on the artist’s imagination and interpretation.
Candy colors attract us and they usually are pleasing to the eyes. I would rather shoot something like this than always shoot boring daily scenarios that we encounter
The two photos below were my first attempts to replicate the #candyminimal effect. I was happy with the outcome. Please take note though that this was taken with my mobile phone and edited on phone too. No special setup and just
Expect more photos from time to time that I will be posting related to this and I hope you dont get shocked nor ne to naive to laugh about it. To be honest, I really don’t care if someone likes it or not as long as I am happy doing it. The point that I need to spread in writing this article is that I just want to tell how this craze started. And by educating, it will resonate more to photographers and ordinary people alike that photography is an art and the limit is boundless depending the photographer’s imagination and creativity.
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