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

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lilBuddha Veteran Member • Posts: 4,376
Re: Negative space is everything but the subject's form.

stevo23 wrote:

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.

Yeah, empty as in negative.

And if that's what it is, then it's really just a way of accomplishing figure to ground relationship.

What does "figure to ground" relationship mean?

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