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.)

Horoscope Fish wrote:

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?

What, to you, is not negative space?

How do you effectively use it in a photo?

How do you feature it in a photo?

Good article on Negative Space:

https://www.creativebloq.com/art/art-negative-space-8133765

That is a good article. Though, that is graphic art and it is easier to control the space.

Negative space in photography can be more complicated or subtle.

One can go to the effective, but often boring, technique of merely blurring the background, of course. This article is a little light on examples, but a couple should more interesting uses of negative space.

Some good examples here as well.

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