Negative Space: Using this technique in your photograph can create drama, a sense of intrigue or emotion.
What exactly is negative space? Anything that is not part of your subject. Yet compliments it.
Most images with negative space are very simple images. I think that’s one reason I love them is their unique simplicity! Even when I am photographing a family session or senior session there is something intriguing to me, to create an image with alot of negative space. Why? I feel it draws my eye strongly into the subject. At the same time giving me a sense of wonder.
Composition can make or break your image. It can create a beautiful piece of art or a snap shot. Composition is one of the main things that will set you apart from the amateur photographer. This e-course “Photograph Real Life” is to teach strong technique i.e. composition alongside creativity!
A few tips to help you create a strong image with negative space.
1- Subject. Choose your subject, making sure it’s a very strong subject. Think as a minimalist!
2- Frame. Is everything in your frame complimenting the subject? Or is it in competition for the attention of the subject?
3-Space. Look for space around the subject. Is there a lot of dead space that’s not cluttered, that is simple and will draw the eye to the subject?
Really creating an image with negative space is that easy.
“You are the artist and you need to love the image. That’s what matters in the end”
I would love to see your negative space images! Share over on the Sixth Bloom Facebook page, just post straight to our wall. Is composition something you want to become stronger in? Check out THIS RESOURCE! Here is a sample page of 18 of the e-course “Photograph Real Life”
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Hi I’m Erin a Southern girl from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers as well as up and coming photographers become successful! You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our new little addition Miss Elle in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure, love to travel, involved in ministry at our church and in between all of that I run three successful businesses!