Sunday, 8 April 2012

Negative space photography



An Atlantic Ocean view, Portugal.


A story behind: This is my new obsession: negative space photography. I am taking first steps and believe me: it is not so easy. Too often I get caught up trying to put too much inside one frame thinking that everything is interesting to the observer: people, lines, shapes, objects. I tend to over complicate things and giving an observer no space to rest his eyes. 
So I decided to go minimalistic. 
What is "negative space" in photography? It simply means the empty space around one object. First the empty space seems like a waste. In fact it plays a very important role adding importance to the subject.

This is also an example of a successful breaking the golden rule of landscape photography placing the horizon in the center of the frame.


Gear:
Nikon D700. Nikkor 16-35 mm. Polarizer. 10 ND-Stop.

Aperture:
f/20

Shutter speed:
127 sec

Exposure bias:
0 EV

Focal Length: 19 mm

ISO: 50



Place taken: Village of Nodeste, Portugal.
 

Maciek.

Negative space photography Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Marcela Laughlin

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