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

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New Day Rising
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Re: For me...

kiwi2 wrote:

Barry Twycross wrote:

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?

This is what I think of as negative space...

While there is nothing to see between the water and the fog in the air that has taken on the same colour, it adds to the presentation of the subject which is the trees covered in hoar frost.

I deliberately framed the trees wider to use the negative space.

That is a great example and a really lovely photo. I see plenty of photos I appreciate and admire. But it's only occasionally I will see a photo and think "I really wish I'd taken that". This is one of those.

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