There’s a Norwegian photography website (www.akam.no) that has a forum for photographers. Every second Sunday they have a theme (similar to the Weekly Photo Challenge on WordPress) and for the theme on Sunday the 25th of November they asked me to be the host. The theme I chose was Negative Space and this is what I wrote (and the photo I posted):
«Negative Space – the gap around and between the object / subject in an image.
When you compose a photograph, there are a number of rules (or ‘loose guidelines’ as I prefer to think of them as) that you’re supposed to keep in mind. This is in addition to the purely technical aspects of photographing. Typical examples of such rules are: lines, shapes, colors, the Rule of Thirds and vanishing points.
A useful tool that is often overlooked when talking about compositions is what’s called ‘Negative Space’. Negative Space is, simply put, the air filling the picture. Such air / empty space can be useful to guide the eye, or to emphasize details in a picture.
So, now I hope many of you go out with your cameras to think really negative (pun intended) and record your contributions.»
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If you want to see how other Norwegian photographers interpreted «Negative Space», you can follow this link:
Feel free to come up with your own photographic interpretation of Negative Space and leave me a link here in blog.
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Very interesting, CG. I’ll try to remember that. 🙂
Go out, try to capture some negative space with your camera and post the result in your blog 🙂
So true that rarely have I seen anything on negative space when I read about photography “guidelines”.
It’s a neglected topic when it comes to photography, but well-known within the design and art field.
Definitely an informative post and interesting concept… some much to learn! 🙂 TY!
There’s always something to learn 😀
This one is beautiful and very good example of negative space.
Glad you like my example. Dhanyavad Sonali.
Great post, Cardinal. Love the tones in the photograph, which is a really memorable one.
Thank you Mr. Guest.
I really don’t have anything clever to add to what your followers have already said…. It is utterly interesting… and I do like your puns 😀
Glad you like my puns 😀
I did not know about the negative space …
Very nice also the site …
you’re always full of surprises …
a dear greeting
Ciao Cardinal ♠
Thanks vento. Glad you learned something from my post 🙂
Have a nice week!
Your theme got me thinking about the way I unconsciously see things – have to admit I’m mostly intuitive about what/how I shoot – hope this fits the bill for your challenge. Congrats! Please have a look at light and dark at http://acrossthebored.com/2012/11/27/negative-space-akam-photo-challenge/
As you already know I wrote you a coment in your post, but I forgot to thank you here in this post! 😀
I appreciate the fact that you joined in on the challenge and I love the fact that it got you thinking about how you shoot.
No problem! Now I am experimenting with the iphone….
This is good, back to basic.
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Very creative, I like it!
Thank you SMC. Have a wonderful week!
Well done, Cardinal. Congratulations.
Thanks Allen 🙂
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