Negative Space - Photography Contest [48 entries]


Winning entry, with a score of:
Contest goal:

Create a stunning shot using the technique described here.

Go 3/4 of the way down the page to "Negative Space". Your photo can include any subject but must also include negative space as described in the link.

Required level: 10+ or higher.
Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: rbsgrl

MnMCarta: ok I read it and still not fully gettin it. Is this like minimalism? ( 5 years and 2277 days ago )
locksmagic: Awesome idea, I feel like I'm back in my photo composition class lol! All I can say is may the best bokeh win ( 5 years and 2277 days ago )
MnMCarta: LOCKS! That is where you were supposed to help me with my question... geeze. Do I have to start up the whole emailing again? ( 5 years and 2277 days ago )
kyricom: OK, MnMCarta, here we go... (all you super photogs can feel free to correct me). Basically, you have your subject (whatever it is you took a picture of), where the eye is drawn - this is your "positive space." Everything that isn't positive space (the subject) is negative space. Generally, when speaking of negative space, you should keep DOF in mind. The negative space will emphasize the positive space, so if everything is in the same focus the emphasis is less (although not impossible). If you have a deep DOF and the rest of the shot is out of focus, or a single color background, or nice bokeh etc. it will emphasize the positive (subject) more. You could contrast the negative to the positive, blend or compliment the negative to the positive, and anything else that comes to mind (Might be good to keep the rule of thirds in mind too). Hope this helps. ( 5 years and 2277 days ago )
locksmagic: ditto what kyricom said, there now I've helped ( 5 years and 2277 days ago )
friiskiwi: So many of these would also do well in 'rules' of third' ( 5 years and 2275 days ago )
MnMCarta: Thank you kindly kyricom Locks... there will be 10000000000 emails to come smarty pants! :P ( 5 years and 2273 days ago )
bandit69: Such as the use of DOF to conceal a distracting backdrop? ( 5 years and 2271 days ago )

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It's good to be green - created by friiskiwi

Its good to be green
Favs: 10SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/48Score: 74.8% (64)13276 views

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Vodka & Lime - created by FallingHorse

Vodka & Lime
Favs: 4SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/48Score: 72.9% (55)18454 views

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When the right note is played. - created by vysakhk

When the right note is played.
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/48Score: 69.3% (44)13840 views

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Stealth - created by Iluvscrappy

Favs: 5SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/48Score: 68.9% (35)10019 views

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Towards The Light - created by locksmagic

Towards The Light
Favs: 3SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/48Score: 68.3% (28)15114 views

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