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Old 01-03-2010, 03:09 AM
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Default **closed & winner announced**January photo challenge: negative space

Happy New Year!

We all loved the challenge that Kat presented to us last month ... we have decided to issue you with another!

Negative space! And here I was trying to start the year out on a positive note

Wikipedia tells us that negative space is the space around your subject in your photograph. The space of nothingness in your photographs is just as important as the space that is taken up with your subject. In fact, this kind of space seems like unimportant background space but it’s this empty space adds an important aspect to the overall composition.

Negative space provides balance in a photograph and also provides a place for your eyes to rest. Studying and including the negative space in your composition can help strengthen the composition and add more emphasis to your main subject.

Okay so those are the technical definitions. So how do we apply this practically?

To improve your photography always look at how much space is around your subject. Even the slightest bit too much or too little can completely put your composition out.

If you have been taking photos with your digital camera and everything is right technically but you feel something is missing, then it could well be your composition. Pay close attention to what you are taking and the negative space around your main subject. Changing the slightest thing can improve or reduce the quality of your photos.

Here are a couple of samples from me!








There will be a random drawn prize for one lucky winner!!! If you are feeling creative and want to make a layout with your photo and add it to this thread, that warrants extra credit of a second entry into the prize drawing. Please post a link to your photo (and layout for second credit!) here in this thread by Midnight (E.S.T.) Januray 31st to be counted in the drawing for the prize!

So good luck! I hope you enjoy the challenge this month. If you are looking for more inspiration do a quick search in some of the photography sites such as Flickr or even google images!

Can't wait to see all that S-P-A-C-E!!
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:21 AM
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Excellent challenge, Helen.

I'll kick off with this photo/LO. I liked the photo so much I just used it whole on the LO:

http://ozone.oscraps.com/gallery/sho...0&ppuser=10728

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Old 01-03-2010, 03:44 AM
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Helen I LOVE THIS!!! What an awesome challenge Can't wait to play!!

Selena that is Gorgeous!! Love your composition!
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:20 AM
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Thanks Kat!

I am a big fan ... HUGE in fact ... of the full pager scrap LO. So you know I LOVE this Selena!

Thanks for playing! And so QUICK Paddy is the picture of concentration!
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:06 AM
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Oh I can't wait to try this one out
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:24 AM
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wow Selena, you are fast!!
This is a fun challenge!
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:02 PM
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I tried negative space this afternoon, and had lots of fun.
nikon d50, 1/250, F6.3 focal length 200mm, iso 200



and this is what I made with it

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Old 01-03-2010, 01:18 PM
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I love it!
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:23 PM
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Great challenge, Helen!! Love it!!
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:45 PM
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Wonderful photo Wia - your DOF is AMAZING! Thanks for playing along!
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