Negative Space Within Nature Images
It was not long ago that we had a wonderful discussion over at NatureScapes about “dead space” or “negative space” within a image. This was the photo used in that discussion.
© 2004 – Michael Brown
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Many times, I will take the main subject and place if off to the side of the frame or way up top, maybe at the bottom, and try to capture some of that so called “dead/negative space” to where it could almost become a subject on its own.
Not always easy to do!
Is it really negative space? If done right, ….. not really!
I will call it here, “negative space”, … since that is what many will know it by.
If you want to try something like this, it is best to have that negative space as a blend of colors, shapes, etc.
If this shot had a negative space of “solid green” for instance, it probably would not be all that appealing.
With what you have here, there is that blend, that certain amount of depth that allows to viewer to study it, for their eyes to move about and to take that negative space in, … and in a way, it can almost become that seperate subject on its own. It has just a touch of detail and saying to you that “something else is there”, but still is a blend.
It’s something that is fun to try, playing around with your lens settings while moving closer or away from your main subject.
Again, …… just play, and have some fun. Create something different than what you have in the past!
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