What is (and is not) "Negative Space"? (And how do you use it.)

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lilBuddha Veteran Member • Posts: 4,376
Re: What is (and is not) "Negative Space"? (And how do you use it.)

Barry Twycross wrote:

There's a challenge being judged now for "Negative Space". I'm not sure my concept of negative space is the same as many of the entrants.

This question is not specifically about the challenge, but the concept in general.

What, to you, is negative space?

The space around the subject that accentuates the subject by being in contrast or muted in some way.

What, to you, is not negative space?

That kinda doesn't make sense outside of evaluating specific examples.

How do you effectively use it in a photo?

Effective is subjective and also evaluated on an individual image basis. However, I consider it successful if the negative image not only fades from immediate view, but also draw attention to the subject in a more dynamic fashion and/or a more subtle way.

How do you feature it in a photo?

Isn't this the same question as the last one?

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