Negative space is the composition challenge for week 20 of the Dogwood Photography Challenge. What is negative space in photography? It is the space around the subject of the photo. The subject is the positive space. Using the negative space correctly can make your subject stand out.
Mom read ahead on the challenges, and took this shot from the airplane on her trip to Perry, Georgia last month. It isn’t all she wanted because shooting through the dirty window panes of an airplane window isn’t the best. That being said, we still like the photo.
We took this one over the weekend, mainly to irritate my Gramma. No one in our family likes this ugly blue rooster in the Walker Art Center Park. It could be so pretty, but it is just screaming blue. The thing is huge too, about thirteen feet tall, on top of a ten foot podium, making the top of it about twenty three feet up. Being a cloudy day, the sky was more white/gray than any blue, so this photo works for us. A blue rooster with blue sky would be blue overkill.
The photo we decided to choose as the photo for the challenge is this lone dandelion. Usually dandelions come by the hundreds, but we found this lone one in the grass to snap a photo of.
Negative space can be fun to work with in certain circumstances to really bring out the subject of the photo.