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

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

Barry Twycross wrote:

What, to you, is negative space?

As defined

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative_space

More related to photography:

"Elements of an image that distract from the intended subject, or in the case of photography, objects in the same focal plane, are not considered negative space. Negative space may be used to depict a subject in a chosen medium by showing everything around the subject, but not the subject itself. Use of negative space will produce a silhouette of the subject. Most often, negative space is used as a neutral or contrasting background to draw attention to the main subject, which then is referred to as the positive space."

What, to you, is not negative space?

Positive space.

How do you effectively use it in a photo?

To draw attention to the main subject.

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