Lens-Artists Photo CHALLENGE #114: Negative Space
This week for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 114, Amy invited us to look at Negative Space in photography.
This is my first time explored negative space in photography. It made me interested to do a quick study about the subject. I only looked at three photography sites and the following is the basic idea.
Negative space is the area surrounding the main subject in a photograph. It allows us to create a dramatic image that attracts viewers to lead their eyes towards the smaller area of positive space.
Negative space should take up more of the image than the positive space. It has the effect of making us notice and inspect the main subject even more. It can be an unoccupied area.
The contrast in size makes us more curious about the main subject. The smaller the subject in the positive space is, the more noticeable it will become.
The negative space does not have to be an empty space. Things surrounding the subject are peripheral. They almost blend into the background, but they should never be the main subjects. They cause you to focus even more on the subject.