Thinking About Negative Space

Bird feeder buried in snow
Frenchtown, Montana

In an earlier post, I described negative space as more than the background. Leaving plenty of visual room around a lone subject provides a feeling of isolation or loneliness. It can also create a quiet mood by simplifying the picture. Finding the perfect amount of negative space to convey the feeling you're after can take a bit of trial and error. But the results are worth it.

Practice composing with negative and positive space continues in my Photography Challenge online class. Click here to learn about upcoming classes.