One of the benefits of dramatically simplifying your photography (or office, or home, or life) is that it forces you to focus on improving what you’ve got, rather than trying to “trick-out” your camera (or office, or home, or life).
No zoom lens to get in close, no aperture control to blur the background, no shutter speed to freeze the action, no cropping to reframe the subject.
Intentionally simplifying your camera can dramatically improve your photography because it forces you to focus on just three things:
- Composition: A pleasing layout of the image
- Isolating the Subject: Positioning the subject so it stands out from the background
- Tonal Range: Learning to see shadow, light and contrast
Works the same with practically anything: Get rid of the fluff and clutter, focus on the core issues, and matters will quickly improve.