Sony RX100 f/5.6 1/160s 25.7mm 80 ISO
initially posted on November 20, 2016
Nikon D750 f/7.1 1/400s 85mm 900 ISO
initially posted on November 19, 2018
Photography, in a nut shell, is lines, shapes, colors, and feelings
In photography negative space is perhaps the most important element as it embraces the subject within your image — the element of interest — helping it stand out and inviting the viewer’s attention. It is the aspect within a photograph that generally doesn’t attract much attention. It is sometimes referred to as white space and has the potential to change what appears to be an average subject into an outstanding image.
The simplest example of positive and negative are the words in this blog. These words draw your attention while the background doesn’t. The words are positive space, and the white background is negative space
Negative space awakens feelings of peace, calm, quiet, loneliness, isolation. It is less about the subject within a photograph and more about awakening a feeling in the viewer.
Negative space can create a sense of lightness, airiness…it can strengthen the positive emotions in a photography, emphasize the feelings of your subject, conveying whatever story you as a photographer wishes to evoke in your viewer.
Negative space provides “breathing room” giving the viewer’s eyes a place to rest and preventing an image from appearing too cluttered…creating a more engaging composition.
Negative space, in the world of photography, may be more important especially if the photographer tends towards creating images that are simple; yet effective. Michael Kenna, Bruce Percy, and Masao Yamamoto are three artists known for their minimalistic images.
This week’s lens artists’ host is Amy (The World is a Book). Hop on over and join in the fun.
Lagoon Summer concert at Colorado State University, July 2017. Hop on over to Amy’s to join this week’s lens-artists photo theme: summer
Nikon D750 f/6.3 1/640s 85mm 100 ISO edited Capture One 20
Leica D-Lux 7 f/2.8 1/800s 34mm 200 ISO edited: Capture One 20
Sony RX1003 f/2.8 1/160s 25.7mm 80 ISO