What Is Negative Space?
Negative space is the extra space that is surrounds the main subject in an image. Often photographers spend a lot of time thinking about the subjects that they are photographing , such as posing portrait subjects, positioning them in the shot, getting them exposed correctly, etc, etc. We use it to see shapes and sizes more effectively, and produce better composed images. However the space around your main subject is just as important, it can make or break your image. Negative space can bring a sense of balance to your image, it can strengthen composition, it can help draw the eye to the subject and give it more power and it can add a lot of interest to your shot. Negative space is used commonly in portraits and landscapes, but can be found in any field of photography.
For my negative photography project I would either like to:
* Bring in a prop to photography such as a stuffed animal, book, etc., etc.
*A facial close up
*One of the banners that are hung up around the campus
Over these past five weeks, I have come to learn much more about the world of photography than I thought I would in this short amount of time. By combining new and old techniques Mr. Sandoval has taught us, make our work stand out much more in our individual works. So far my favortie lesson we have worked through has been the Trianimal and Silhouette photography. The trianimal was a great way to hone in on our photoshop skills and a fun way to show a little bit of ourselves to the rest of the class. I have always loved how silhouette photography looks so I was really excited to work on it both in, and outside of class. I really look forward to our upcoming lessons and seeing how I will be able to further myself positively and efficently in the the class and in my photography during my personal time.