Digital Photography Tips On Positive And Negative Spaces

By []Claude Fullinfaw

Every now and again you come across something that attracts your attention which may have significant importance to what you seem to be doing. In the world of art and painting there is such a word and it's called 'negative and positive space'. Well you probably not heard of it and that does not matter as this information is going to make all the difference to your digital photography skills.

Everyday you will have to deal with shutter speed, the lighting effects, aperture and focus details with your photography. There is so much to manage and focus on at the same time. Well! You probably not aware but you have to deal with an unknown factor and that is 'space'. If you want to become a good digital photographer then you have to get your head around this right now.

Digital Photography Composition Tips

Negative space is the empty space around the main image or subject that you are focusing on. Though this area or space may appear not important, it certainly adds to the overall importance of the image composition.

Positive space is the main area of focus or focal point that the artist wants you to look at in the image. It is the primary attention in the painting or art and not the background noises that we see often in ordinary looking pictures.

So with that in mind can we start looking at this information to help us in our world of digital photography in a practical way. To begin if we have too much negative space around our primary image or focal point then we could potentially ruin a good photograph.

So when taking a picture look around and see if you have too much space around the main image. Reduce it to give you more definition. Instead concentrate on the sharpness of the eyes, the focal point, and the fine lines that reach out to it. This will give you definition and a better picture than trying to crowd too much of the background in.

By paying close attention to what you intend to capture you could add or leave out small details which could make a huge difference to the final picture quality.

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Claude Fullinfaw, writes, and publishes full-time on the Web. Copyright of this article: 2008 Claude Fullinfaw. This article may be reprinted if the resource box and hyperlinks are left intact.

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