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Wednesday Photography Tips: NEGATIVE SPACE

Using Negative Space in Photography

 

Negative space is a term that photographers use a lot. In visual art, the negative space plays a significant role in creating dynamic images. 

The Negative Space

By setting the subject off centre, you add a negative space, which makes the image more dynamic.
By setting the subject off centre, you add a negative space, which makes the image more dynamic.

What is negative space photography?

Negative space photography is related to minimalist photography. It emphasizes the subject and the empty space around the subject. The viewer’s eyes may be drawn to a central figure, but they can’t help noticing the large section of emptiness that surrounds and defines that figure. The vacancy in surroundings gives definition and emphasis to the subject.   

 

Here are a few tips on using the Negative space in your works:

 

A COMPLETE STORY

The negative space provides the image of where the object is. Therefore, your viewers look into a complete story. 

 

EMPHASIZING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE OBJECT

When the subject is within the negative space, the viewer’s mind automatically pays more attention to the main object.

The Negative Space

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Photo credit to Sandy Bird. In this photo, the negative space shows that the bird was in the nature, and not in a cage!

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In these photos, you can see how negative space affected the images. There are many more applications for using the negative space. Our photography classes and tours cover them all in-depth.
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