Can the KISS principle work in photography?
In my opinion YES .
Infact I make sure that I apply the KISS principle most of the time in my photography.This particular set of portraits were shot with the same KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID philosophy in mind.OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-M10 (25mm, f/1.8, 1/80 sec, ISO200)
For this session I found a abandoned house which is close to my house where I live. Abandoned places in my opinion are interesting locations since they have those worn out walls,doors and windows.They add nice contrast and texture in the frame. But any interesting location can be good enough to shoot portraits.
I mostly prefer shooting between 4-6 pm in the day when the sun is not very harsh.The light available at least in Mumbai at this particular time is soft and can lit your subject evenly.
For this set of portraits I tried consciously to place the subject in front of a interesting yet non disturbing background.The coloured wall in my opinion added nice element of colour. I also shot as many angles I thought would look nice.
The gear used was Olympus OM-D E-M10 with a Olympus 25mm f1.8(user experience review of the lens is here). No flash or reflectors were used for this particular set of portraits.Total time taken to shoot this pictures was 35 mins max.
It was really as simple in practice as I explained here in the post above.
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Thanks and enjoy the pictures.