#OurProject52 – Negative Space

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Negative space isn’t something that comes naturally to me when I take photos. This is probably because I like closeups so much.  I’d much rather take fill my frame with the subject, than leave empty space, so this was a great exercise for me.

fortune books

the hundred-foot journey

I’ve been doing a lot of book photography lately for my book reviews, and I always seem to cut off part of the book covers to get more of a closeup style. I thought I’d give some negative space a try, using textured backgrounds to see what I got, and I’m surprisingly happy with the results.

wicked girls

color index

wind in the willows

I think I will have to push myself to use negative space more effectively in the future.

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  1. WaggonsWest on June 4, 2015 at 10:07 am

    This is an interesting concept. I also typically prefer full frame to negative space when taking photos. I’ll have to think about negative space more.

    • Andrea on June 4, 2015 at 10:48 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only person that has trouble with this. My obsession with macro photos, really does make me want to push in tight on my subjects.

  2. Daenel T. @ Living Outside the Stacks on June 4, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    I’m all about the negative space. I think I was shooting that way even before I knew what it was.

    I like the way you placed the books on texture — it complements the book titles.

    • Andrea on June 4, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      Thanks so much Daenel! I hope you’re enjoying your new place and finding lots of things to photograph.

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