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

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stevo23 Forum Pro • Posts: 22,408
Re: Negative space is everything but the subject's form.

tex wrote:

It's a visual art term/concept. It's easiest seen in photography in shallow dof images where the background is a complete blur, or in BIF images when the bird is against a blank sky, or "Rembrandt" style portraits, or Avedon style ones against a blank background, & etc.

I usually see it used and defined as empty or low detailed space around the subject that helps define the subject's form. And if that's what it is, then it's really just a way of accomplishing figure to ground relationship.

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