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

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

Negative space does not need to be complicated or be represented with lop-sided imagery. Look at a photo. Identify the main subject of said photo. Anything that isn't the main subject is negative space.

That's it in a nutshell. No more complicated than that.

What can seem to add complexity to the concept is what some people may choose to do with the negative space or what they put in it compositionally. Along with the fact that the main subject of a photo can extend across the frame; many cityscapes can be a good example of this (positive space). But at the end of the day it's no more complex than what I pointed out in the last sentence of my first paragraph.

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