Space can be positive (white or light) or negative (black or dark), open or closed, shallow or deep and two-dimensional or three-dimensional.
Sometimes space isn’t actually within a piece, but the illusion of it is.
~what is the definition of space in art?
i don’t know that i’m really aware of space when i’m taking photos
I’m pretty sure that when I was starting out I was more aware of it – having to stop and think about where to position my subject in the frame. Now it’s more instinctual. I can look at what I want to take a photo of and know where it should be placed in frame to achieve the best shot.
Our eye is naturally drawn to the subject in a photo, but the space around the subject is equally important. Often referred to as ‘negative space’ it helps to tell the story and build the emotion.
it’s purpose is to help you make a better picture
Here’s some reading on the use of space in photography to help you out:
- Understanding and using negative space in photography
- Rule of space in photography
- Composition and negative space
- Using the rule of space in your composition
- The rule of space in visual composition (video)
Keen to share your space photos with us? Here’s where to do it!
Facebook: Create an album (title suggestion – My Weekend Photo Project) and upload your photos (and don’t forget to add the hashtag #twpp now that FB does hashtags). You can make your album public so that anyone can have a look at your photos or you can share your photos with me over on my biz page.
Your blog: Upload your photos to your blog and share them with the wide world. Leave a link here so that others can follow the snail-trail.
Flickr: Share your photos at The Weekend Photo Project.
Pinterest: If you’re on Pinterest create a board for your weekend photos. Don’t forget to add the tag #twpp so that others can search for them. I have a The Weekend Photo Project Pinterest board that I’m going to invite people to pin on. If you’d love to be involved, follow the board and I’ll send you an invite!
Instagram: Snap a photo with you phone or i-device and upload your photo to Instagram. You’ll find me here on Instagram. Don’t forget to add #twpp to your caption. Proceed to share!
Twitter: Use Instagram, link to your Pinterest board or your blog. And remember to add #twpp as your hashtag.
Anywhere else you like: I’m sure I’ve left out others ways of sharing, so leave a comment below and let everyone know where your photos will be!
Be sure and leave a comment below to let me (and everyone else) know where you’ll be sharing your photos. Visit other peoples photos. Like them. Comment.
and please, share The Weekend Photo Project – the more people we can get involved, the more fun it will be
Don’t forget that the prompts are open to interpretation – there is no right or wrong photo – just the photo you make of your world as you see it.