Negative Space… it’s just as it sounds! The space around your subject that is empty.
Just as with other types of composition in photography, Negative Space can help you create a dramatic photograph.
Negative Space will often take up more of the photograph than the subject does, but not always.
The background of a photograph with Negative Space doesn’t have to be completely blank, it just has to be very clear who the subject is in the photograph.
I truly don’t have many great examples of this type of photography, so be aware that my examples aren’t super awesome. I’m going to work towards getting more photographs with Negative Space though.. challenge accepted!
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