Negative Space: Weekly Photography Challenge [With 7 Examples] - Digital Photography School

Negative Space: Weekly Photography Challenge [With 7 Examples]

Your photography challenge in the next week is to take and share an image in the theme of ‘Negative Space’.

Negative space is that space that is around the main subject in an image.

Image by Omar Eduardo

Often as photographers we spend a lot of time thinking about the subjects that we’re photographing – posing portrait subjects, positioning them in the shot, getting them exposed correctly etc. However the space around your main subject is just as important – in fact it can make or break your image.

Negative space can bring a sense of balance to your image, it can strengthen composition, it can help draw the eye to the subject and give it more power and it can add a lot of interest to your shot. I’ve included some examples above and below.

Want to Learn More about Negative Space?: Further Reading on Negative Space. You might also like to check out a previous forum assignment that we ran on Negative Space to get some inspiration from the many images submitted.

So this week your challenge is to take pictures and pay particular attention to the negative space in your shots.

Once you’ve taken your ‘Negative Space’ Images – choose your best 1-2, upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and either share a link to them or – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPNEGATIVESPACE to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Image by Omar Eduardo

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks 10 Minutes Walk from Your Door challenge.

Image by joiseyshowaa

Image by Mai An Hoa

Image by Katie Harris

Image by Paco CT

Image by tanakawho

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

Some older comments

  • Brenda Cortes

    August 25, 2013 05:05 am

    Here is my photo of negative space, love this one

  • Paul

    August 14, 2012 08:30 pm

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  • iVahid

    July 25, 2011 03:31 am

    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=459
    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=408
    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=358
    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=335
    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=307
    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=291
    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=276
    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=231
    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=161
    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=122
    http://photoblog.i-vahid.com/index.php?showimage=101

  • Ashley Sisk

    July 9, 2011 01:37 am

    I recently took this self portrait - negative space is one of my favorite things to work with and I try to use it regularly. Great post! [http://www.flickr.com/photos/46902158@N07/5855098828/]

  • Barry Scully

    July 8, 2011 02:46 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stochasticmotions/5903207634/in/photostream

    A shot I took a few years ago from a ferrie on the Baltic on one of the longest days of the year. Took me some time to find it again after I saw this challenge. I really enjoy looking for photos that say alot but do so in a minimalistic fashion.

  • amit

    July 6, 2011 03:18 pm

    The vast ocean

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6027/5907322273_13fdd9d4d6_d.jpg

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6027/5907322273_13fdd9d4d6_d.jpg

    Model NIKON D70
    Date/time 7/6/2011 12:01:50 AM
    Copyright Amit Barkan (JWIshbone)
    Exposure time 1/200 s
    F-number f/20
    Exposure program Aperture priority
    ISO speed ratings ISO 200
    Date/time original 7/1/2011 5:31:57 PM
    Date/time digitized 7/1/2011 5:31:57 PM
    Shutter speed value 1/200 s
    Aperture value f/20
    Exposure bias value -1.00 eV
    Max. aperture value f/4.9
    Subject distance 2.24 m
    Focal length 62 mm

  • alexi1950

    July 5, 2011 11:32 pm

    Day Lily
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/21285381@N05/5903223186/

  • Ashish Kumar

    July 5, 2011 10:29 pm

    Lunar eclipse

    https://picasaweb.google.com/xml.devel/Fotu#5623929093462128770

    Look closer :)

    https://picasaweb.google.com/xml.devel/Fotu#5623929092239300962

  • Graygander

    July 2, 2011 05:19 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/graygander/5892115148/

  • Abigail

    July 2, 2011 12:18 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abigailjunge/5892244887/in/photostream

  • Graygander

    July 2, 2011 06:55 am

    My first attempt at a challange.

  • Antany

    July 2, 2011 04:48 am

    Camera Nikon D7000
    Exposure 0.008 sec (1/125)
    Aperture f/5.6

  • antany

    July 2, 2011 04:47 am

    Camera : Nikon D7000
    Exposure : 0.008 sec (1/125)
    Aperture :f/5.6

  • Gary Paakkonen

    July 2, 2011 01:07 am

    http://www.garypaakkonen.com/Nature/landscapes/GPP69511492/861343125_vFXf3-L-6.jpg

    Lifeguard station at Port Stanley Beach, Ontario, Canada

  • shelly m

    July 2, 2011 12:49 am

  • Raluca Melania

    July 1, 2011 09:57 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/14005857@N00/5888835884/

  • Michael Yarborough

    July 1, 2011 02:18 pm

    Fireworks just taking flight.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/64672883@N05/5889462141/' title='062511-21-25 IMG_1344' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5191/5889462141_096f3dfaf0.jpg']

  • myoung73

    July 1, 2011 10:18 am

    I'll try this again

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mlyphotography/5098658094/

  • myoung73

    July 1, 2011 10:15 am

  • Raluca Melania

    July 1, 2011 07:15 am

    just a sign I see everyday

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/14005857@N00/5888268227/

  • Boulevardier

    July 1, 2011 05:45 am

    This is my third attempt at my first post. Instead of trying to embed the photo, I'm sending the link.
    DP NEGATIVE SPACE
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/64500962@N02/5874120504/in/photostream/

  • Mark

    June 30, 2011 08:56 am

    So, I wasn't sure that I would make this challenge - I couldn't seem to come up with anything that grabbed my attention. Then, while checking out our blueberry bushes, it hit me!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/markhudgik/5886112386/in/photostream

  • muller_s

    June 30, 2011 06:32 am

    can't add the image so here's the link
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ssebi_m/5873902797/in/photostream

  • LIsa L.

    June 29, 2011 10:44 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/llarsonphotography/5853268483/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/llarsonphotography/5853799636/in/photostream

  • Pushkar

    June 29, 2011 02:37 am

  • Marta

    June 29, 2011 12:48 am

    mine doesn't work too

    http://www.redbubble.com/people/marta69/art/6464383-its-electric

  • Dean S.

    June 28, 2011 02:01 pm

    I think this one qualifies as negative space...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/deanschreuder/5876203346/lightbox/

  • Paul vS

    June 28, 2011 12:58 pm

    3 times no luck to embed this picture... so here is the link:

    A San Francisco engagement photo near Golden Gate Bridge:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulvs/5854921668/

  • Harry Hoffhines

    June 28, 2011 12:43 pm

    OK I'm going to post the link without html tags and try again with html tags

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/buckeyenut81/5875219281/in/photostream

  • Harry Hoffhines

    June 28, 2011 12:37 pm

    One link showed up but not the other, one last try

  • Harry Hoffhines

    June 28, 2011 12:34 pm

    My previous posts with an embedded image haven't been showing up so here's my posts for this week's challenge.

  • Harry Hoffhines

    June 28, 2011 12:33 pm

    My previous posts with an embedded image haven't been showing up so here's my posts for this week's challenge.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/buckeyenut81/5875219975/in/photostream

  • alberto feltrin

    June 28, 2011 08:46 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alfeel/5666355663/

  • Camila Sanabria

    June 28, 2011 08:26 am

    This is my first post here on DPS. Both of these were taken while on a walk around my neighborhood.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15519940@N02/5878202565/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15519940@N02/5878206277/

  • Katie

    June 28, 2011 06:24 am

    It has been a few weeks but I am back =)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vitalityphotocreations/5825256609/

  • Griff McGrath

    June 28, 2011 05:51 am

    Haven't been able to post properly so here goes, again!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/griffmcg54/5877358975/in/photostream

  • Mercedes

    June 28, 2011 05:08 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/oursacredtears/5870564388/in/photostream

    =D

  • Mike Oliver

    June 28, 2011 03:34 am

    Again, I'm posting but not trying to embed this time. This is my submission from my walk around the yard this morning.

    http://oliverportrait.com/images/OPS_DPNEGATIVESPACE.JPG

    Mike

  • rogue83

    June 28, 2011 03:01 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/37914721@N04/5655271664/in/set-72157626609481948/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/37914721@N04/5507653116/in/set-72157626093880957/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/37914721@N04/5632336923/in/set-72157626418394134/

  • Alex B

    June 28, 2011 02:41 am

    I'm not seeing any of my previous posts, so I'm trying this again:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abanakas/5871288274/

  • Cesar

    June 28, 2011 02:35 am

  • Kris

    June 28, 2011 02:20 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wowkristine/5875571068/
    Here's mine!

  • Kristie

    June 28, 2011 12:31 am

    I did not see my image show up, so I am trying again :D
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/25515929@N05/5874121216/in/photostream

  • Iggy HB

    June 27, 2011 11:59 pm

    Here's another of my takes on negative space:

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p9574725/e2cf6b6d7

  • rellis3

    June 27, 2011 08:55 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rellis3/5553471559/

  • rellis3

    June 27, 2011 08:53 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rellis3/5563905832/

  • TE PHOTO

    June 27, 2011 08:44 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/64500616@N02/5873453553/

  • Kyle

    June 27, 2011 02:20 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/64587180@N08/5873687864/in/photostream

  • Greg F

    June 27, 2011 01:42 pm

    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/L2NIQgsQ7raQ-mRSqWSxFqlYFF5hhn2k8LIBcTCKlK0?feat=directlink

  • Gallopingphotog

    June 27, 2011 01:27 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cutter666/5870175573/

  • Gallopingphotog

    June 27, 2011 01:22 pm

  • Iggy HB

    June 27, 2011 08:45 am

    Here is mine; I thought this one turned out kind of scary!

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p9574725/e196d7432

    Hope you enjoy it!

  • Sharon

    June 27, 2011 08:14 am

    Shell at sunset - Cronulla Beach. Took this yesterday 26 June 2011. Canon 550D, 18-200mm lens, F5.7, ISO 100, Focal Length 200mm, 1/40 sec.

  • CharlesC

    June 27, 2011 07:40 am

    Sacramento air museum

  • Wes

    June 27, 2011 05:49 am

    Inspired by the wanderings of Kerouac and Whitman
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.376671953122.162211.579533122&saved#!/photo.php?fbid=376672318122&set=a.376671953122.162211.579533122&type=1&theater

    Some watchful flowers at Pike's Peak, Colorado
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.376671953122.162211.579533122&saved#!/photo.php?fbid=10150222021413123&set=a.376671953122.162211.579533122&type=1&theater

  • Athena M

    June 27, 2011 04:23 am

    I tried to add the image unsuccessfully so here are the links:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/red_polka_dot/5871147682/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/red_polka_dot/5868457204/in/photostream/

  • Kim Loy

    June 27, 2011 01:39 am

    Hopefully it will load this time.

  • Kim Loy

    June 27, 2011 01:38 am

    here is mine called..."A peaceful mornig"

  • Travis Forbear

    June 26, 2011 11:28 pm

    Here's the most recent example I photographed.

    http://twforbear.zenfolio.com/p806885946/e32f4c57

  • michael kloetzer

    June 26, 2011 11:23 pm

    From a one light shooting with a friend
    http://www.fotoz.eu/images/bilder/www.fotoz.eu_Negative-Space_Irina_2016.jpg

  • Kate

    June 26, 2011 11:02 pm

    Here's a couple of my pics, taken at different beaches...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kate71/5729447655/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kate71/5367013864/in/photostream

  • michael kloetzer

    June 26, 2011 10:57 pm

    http://www.fotoz.eu/images/bilder/www.fotoz.eu_Negative-Space_Irina_2016.jpg

  • K. M. Hossain Oli

    June 26, 2011 10:22 pm

    Here's my photographs:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hossainoli/5407089681/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hossainoli/5872783472/in/photostream

  • Rich

    June 26, 2011 09:31 pm

    My negative space shots taken this afternoon on Sydney Harbour:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41898910@N03/5872646822/in/photostream/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41898910@N03/5872646434/in/photostream/

    As a bonus, on the way home I took this underneath the harbour bridge. It has quite a dark mood, so you have to view it on black.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41898910@N03/5872092503/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Matthew Wagner

    June 26, 2011 08:15 pm

    https://picasaweb.google.com/mwagner77429/DPSNegativeSpace#

  • Dailydose10

    June 26, 2011 06:37 pm

    Here is one from me
    http://fairlandspublishing.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/14th-march-2011-ribbon

  • Ted

    June 26, 2011 04:12 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyimted/5872068286/

  • RhondaLynn

    June 26, 2011 12:50 pm

    Bleeding Heart

    From Nature

  • Ron Fatica

    June 26, 2011 11:58 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/14907196@N06/5705915720/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/14907196@N06/5705915720/

  • Chris Gardner

    June 26, 2011 11:26 am

    A b/w image of a dead branch in front of a sunset.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisgardnerphotography/5870816475/in/photostream

  • Sharon

    June 26, 2011 08:24 am

    Tried loading this last night - not sure where it went, but here goes again. Taken yesterday Canon 550D, F7.1, 1/1000, 800 ISO exp +1/3. Negative space at soccer.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/22779797@N04/5869541482/' title='Copy of IMG_0686' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5187/5869541482_5bcd1f725c.jpg']

  • Giovanni Gori

    June 26, 2011 08:22 am

    Here some

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/giovannigori/5819244825/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/giovannigori/5846484655/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/giovannigori/5826685080/in/photostream

  • Dionydos

    June 26, 2011 08:20 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27563644@N05/5787781332/in/photostream

  • Tommy Farrell

    June 26, 2011 08:02 am

    Here's my first post on DPS - a fishing boat heading across the river near Freetown, Sierra Leone.

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3249/5869216860_211335e037.jpg

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/64438462@N05/5869216860/' title='P1030110' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3249/5869216860_211335e037_z.jpg']

  • Phil D. Malmstrom

    June 26, 2011 07:16 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/phil_malmstrom/5870780754/' title='I am a leaf on the wind... watch how I soar' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5311/5870780754_b2f5fd7181.jpg']

  • arnon hadas

    June 26, 2011 07:14 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/arnon_hadas/5675395765

  • Ron Fatica

    June 26, 2011 06:43 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/14907196@N06/5870730772[eimg url='http://www.flickr.com/photos/14907196@N06/5870730772' title='5870730772']

  • Don Levesque

    June 26, 2011 04:52 am

    Photo not coming up...
    Here's the link: http://imonline.aminus3.com/image/2010-10-22.html

  • Don Levesque

    June 26, 2011 04:49 am

    Sorry about the earlier post

    [eimg url='http://aminus3.s3.amazonaws.com/image/g0024/u00023215/i01036506/7cd18045dfb39aa6bfd7fb13a8489871_large.jpg' title='7cd18045dfb39aa6bfd7fb13a8489871_large.jpg']

  • Don Levesque

    June 26, 2011 04:48 am

    [imghttp://aminus3.s3.amazonaws.com/image/g0024/u00023215/i01036506/7cd18045dfb39aa6bfd7fb13a8489871_large.jpg[/img]

  • dedicool

    June 26, 2011 04:23 am

    Here are my pictures:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dedi-e/5815890280
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dedi-e/5814676326

    Have a nice weekend,

    Dedi

  • Sherif Wagih

    June 26, 2011 04:14 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/s_wagih/5856806342/lightbox/

  • Kristeen

    June 26, 2011 04:05 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/64389079@N05/5864015594/in/photostream

  • Yvonne

    June 26, 2011 03:23 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/49824148@N08/5870117230/

    tag: #DPNEGATIVESPACE, DPS, negative space

  • Yvonne

    June 26, 2011 03:14 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/49824148@N08/5870117230/' title='7 July 2010' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/5870117230_029f30ce1d.jpg']

    not sure if previous attempt to post worked

  • T G Tyler

    June 26, 2011 02:58 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/tgtyler/5518147738/' title='cool clouds over Katy TX' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5295/5518147738_3f892bafa4_z.jpg']

  • Athena M

    June 26, 2011 02:57 am

    Funny but "Negative Space"
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/red_polka_dot/5869530321/in/photostream/

  • T G Tyler

    June 26, 2011 02:57 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/tgtyler/5870100008/' title='IMG_9646' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/5870100008_4f2a32a974.jpg']

  • T G Tyler

    June 26, 2011 02:45 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tgtyler/5867160679/in/photostream

  • Russ Mathis

    June 26, 2011 02:33 am

    Sorry for the second post, the first didn't show up for some reason..... user error
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/russmathis/5731368883/

  • Russ Mathis

    June 26, 2011 02:30 am

  • Alaiyo Kiasi

    June 26, 2011 02:26 am

    This picture was taken with an iPhone4. I'm lying on a yoga mat beneath a dill plant. I used the sky as negative space.[eimg url='http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a1d805b3127ccefd258996a30f00000030O20IZNW7ho4Yswe3nw4/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D2/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/' title='ry%3D480']

  • Alaiyo Kiasi

    June 26, 2011 02:24 am

    This picture was taken with an iPhone 4. I'm lying on my yoga mat under a dill plant. A tiny parasitic wasp is approaching. The sky is, of course, the negative space.

    [eimg url='http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a1d805b3127ccefd24c8bb42e600000030O10IZNW7ho4Yswe3nw4/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D1/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/' title='ry%3D400']

  • Stefano Ottolenghi

    June 26, 2011 02:01 am

    Some from my photostream:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ste_95/5621933924/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ste_95/4956966438/in/photostream

  • Rafael

    June 26, 2011 01:18 am

    http://flic.kr/p/9WDxr2

  • Kim

    June 26, 2011 01:12 am

    how do I add a picture....the "add images" by "clicking here" is not working for me?

  • louie rochon

    June 26, 2011 12:34 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/louierochonphotography/5854917770/' title='Polar Bear Prayer' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3155/5854917770_652096bd8a.jpg']

  • Rich Copley

    June 26, 2011 12:19 am

    Top shot in this post is the band Family Force 5 performing at twilight after a thunderstorm in Wilmore, Ky. The sky was irresistible.
    http://richcopley.com/2011/06/20/concert-photography-the-ichthus-festival/

  • Alin

    June 26, 2011 12:10 am

    here are my two recent ngative space photograph...

    [eimg url='http://alinclamba.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/negative-space1.jpg' title='negative-space1.jpg']

    [eimg url='http://alinclamba.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/negative-space2.jpg' title='negative-space2.jpg']

  • Sharon

    June 25, 2011 11:23 pm

    I'm not sure if this fits the bill as negative space - but I shot this today and liked the space, the colours and the ball being the focal point in the space. Canon 550D - 18-200mm IS lens. F7.1, shutter 1/1000, Focal 18m, Exp. +1/3.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/22779797@N04/5869541482/' title='Copy of IMG_0686' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5187/5869541482_5bcd1f725c.jpg']

  • Mark

    June 25, 2011 11:11 pm

    One of my favourites:
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/quivertree/5726264591/' title='Lonesome' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3506/5726264591_a4ccdba41d.jpg']
    Once I have a home of my own it'll be printed huge and hung!

  • Olaf

    June 25, 2011 10:46 pm

    Pena National Palace in Sintra, Portugal

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/go_freyer/4887621560/

  • Tom

    June 25, 2011 10:28 pm

    Very nice work ... Just like to congratulate and wait for more ...

  • Shirley Khor

    June 25, 2011 09:41 pm

    Charity play.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31231384@N03/5869347614/in/photostream

  • Paul Adams

    June 25, 2011 09:11 pm

    I hope this counts as negative space - I'm not sure because of the lines involved which add to the image. Does negative have to mean entirely empty?

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/pauladams76/5868736399/' title='honey and ivy' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6035/5868736399_e980f5b60d_z.jpg']

  • KristinaB

    June 25, 2011 08:41 pm

    My interpretation of negative space
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=723321&l=450b754a59&id=128649653835989

  • Jatin Gandhi

    June 25, 2011 08:29 pm

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4076/5441453710_dc195a0252_b.jpg

  • Tommy Farrell

    June 25, 2011 08:27 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/64438462@N05/5869216860/' title='P1030110' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3249/5869216860_211335e037_z.jpg']
    This is my first submission to DPS. I'm still using a point and shoot but looking in to getting a basic dSLR. I actually took this picture with the rule of thirds in mind and then saw the article on negative space and wondered if it qualified for that too.

  • Steve Wildlife Encounters

    June 25, 2011 08:21 pm

    Simplicity

    http://wildlifeencounters.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/European-Mammals/G000067GqKKxgoog/I0000zyrN6S7l_Kc

  • Dionydos

    June 25, 2011 08:08 pm

    My attempt a bit earlier this year...

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/27563644@N05/5787781332/' title='weekend at sea' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5023/5787781332_b709973e79.jpg']

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27563644@N05/5787781332/sizes/m/in/photostream

  • Frej

    June 25, 2011 07:13 pm

    here's a few of mine:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/halvorsenphoto/5264845468/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/halvorsenphoto/5264237149/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/halvorsenphoto/5561090147/in/photostream

  • Chris

    June 25, 2011 06:53 pm

    I have this shot taken inside the turbine hall at the tate modern (London):
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisblizzard/5747192441/

    And this shot of my daughter at Burton Dassett Country Park:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisblizzard/5519751735/

    I don't use negative space like this very often but when used at the right time can really strengthen your shot.

  • Vincent Ribbers

    June 25, 2011 06:48 pm

    Here we go:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vincent_ribbers/4837600620/

  • Renen Jose Navalta

    June 25, 2011 06:41 pm

    Bianca... http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjnworks/5654986104/

  • Vincent Ribbers

    June 25, 2011 06:41 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/vincent_ribbers/4837600620/' title='The church' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/4837600620_b0a101fdee.jpg']

  • David Konop

    June 25, 2011 06:41 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/konop/4664525666/
    Photo taken in Tunisia a year ago.

  • Renen Jose Navalta

    June 25, 2011 06:39 pm

    Fishing... http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjnworks/5534640076/

  • David Konop

    June 25, 2011 06:35 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/konop/4851921585/

  • Vincent R

    June 25, 2011 06:31 pm

    Here´s my attempt on using negative space. One of my favourite pics so far.

  • Niraj

    June 25, 2011 05:26 pm

    Can someone please help me on how to upload images for the weekly challenge? Also the rules please? Do I have take new pics to participate or can I use my existing pics? Someone please help!!!

  • Tashique Alam

    June 25, 2011 05:12 pm

    twinkle twinkle watery stars, how i wonder what you are....
    [eimg url='http://ih3.redbubble.net/work.6741703.1.flat,550x550,075,f.twinkle-twinkle-watery-stars-how-i-wonder-what-you-are.jpg' title='work.6741703.1.flat,550x550,075,f.twinkle-twinkle-watery-stars-how-i-wonder-what-you-are.jpg']

    http://www.redbubble.com/people/elmiser420/art/6741703-twinkle-twinkle-watery-stars-how-i-wonder-what-you-are

  • Scott C

    June 25, 2011 04:35 pm

    Man, I'm the original Scott C

  • Ryan

    June 25, 2011 04:10 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryan_sena/5868276553/' title='Irina' url='http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6028/5868276553_f24dcb9f4d.jpg']

  • Jeff E Jensen

    June 25, 2011 03:29 pm

    http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html

  • Dean S.

    June 25, 2011 03:28 pm

    Here's mine. :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/deanschreuder/5803503940/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Wrenchead

    June 25, 2011 03:28 pm

    Two little birds.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emonmitra/4958851441/in/photostream

  • Wrenchead

    June 25, 2011 03:27 pm

    A walker on the beach.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emonmitra/5151204912/in/photostream

  • Wrenchead

    June 25, 2011 03:21 pm

    A macaw at the Singapore zoo. Taken with my old film camera.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emonmitra/5384753518/in/photostream

  • Shaun Kokkin

    June 25, 2011 02:58 pm

    This is a photo of the moon........
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/60005381@N06/5524255465/

  • ohaday

    June 25, 2011 02:52 pm

    Japanese salaryman

    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/zlwqkMDvL45A_4LYcVuxRQ?feat=directlink

  • ScottC

    June 25, 2011 02:42 pm

    A black subject with white negatve space: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5710070511/

  • ScottC

    June 25, 2011 02:40 pm

    As with another "Scott C" poster above, the negative space here is unbroken but I beleive it applies to the theme:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5866527404/

  • Dave

    June 25, 2011 02:12 pm

    negative space with karate

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/klisc/5868631812/in/photostream

  • Jamie Kinney

    June 25, 2011 01:59 pm

    http://www.coccoloba.org/photos/i-RCtfnLL/1/L/i-RCtfnLL-L.jpg

  • Jamie Kinney

    June 25, 2011 01:58 pm

    I followed this Anna's Hummingbird around Oracle's HQ in Redwood Shores, CA:

    http://www.coccoloba.org/photos/i-RCtfnLL/1/L/i-RCtfnLL-L.jpg
    [eimg url='http://www.coccoloba.org/photos/i-RCtfnLL/1/L/i-RCtfnLL-L.jpg' title='i-RCtfnLL-L.jpg']

  • Erik Kerstenbeck

    June 25, 2011 01:51 pm

    Hi

    A bit more of studio negative space...a simple Hockey Puck with flames in background. (had to celebrate Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Win)

    http://kerstenbeckphotoart.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/2011-stanley-cup-champs-boston-bruins/

  • Ken Brown

    June 25, 2011 01:35 pm

    Portrait of a friend.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ken-b-images/5868558560/

  • Athena

    June 25, 2011 01:33 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/red_polka_dot/5868457204/in/photostream

  • Paul Swiech

    June 25, 2011 12:17 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/56323079@N06/5507541721/' title='UFO_Lamp' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5171/5507541721_fb5edc3eee.jpg']

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5172/5507552697_67de7dca60.jpg

    And here I thought negative space was bad...

  • Amy R. Graham

    June 25, 2011 11:24 am

    [eimg url='http://quietthemind.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/picture-31.png' title='picture-31.png']

  • Ash Silva

    June 25, 2011 11:22 am

    Hi guys.

    An image I took when I was seeing Stonehenge last year.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashendra_silva/4955882160/' title='Ominous' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/4955882160_9d3ca7a421.jpg']

  • Amy R. Graham

    June 25, 2011 11:20 am

    http://quietthemind.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/picture-31.png

    Lots of Negative space.

  • James W

    June 25, 2011 11:15 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30788521@N07/5867731635/

  • AppuruPai

    June 25, 2011 11:10 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/appurupai/5234005158/' title='Empty space' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5250/5234005158_e0a5a32e47.jpg']

  • Aye D

    June 25, 2011 10:46 am

    negative space .. here's my share .. :-)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ayemdc/5563559562/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ayemdc/5563556690/in/photostream/

  • Erik Kerstenbeck

    June 25, 2011 10:40 am

    Hi

    Some black and white negative space, dramatic side lighting with this gorgeous model!

    http://kerstenbeckphotoart.wordpress.com/2010/11/21/nightly-image-jovis-model-shoot/

  • Faith

    June 25, 2011 10:35 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/fmgreen/5867618755/' title='River 190' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3238/5867618755_f7b63e234c.jpg']

  • Scott C

    June 25, 2011 10:22 am

    Just heading out the door....... http://tweed365.com.au/2011/06/25/negative-space/

  • carol

    June 25, 2011 10:02 am

    My submission, I am really happy with this photo, it was a collaboration between me and my teenage son (he's the handsome model).

    http://s29.photobucket.com/albums/c277/rattimoth/?action=view&current=doug.jpg

  • Faith

    June 25, 2011 10:02 am

    First time I attempt this. Hope it can be viewed.

  • Scott C

    June 25, 2011 10:01 am

    The neagitive pace in this shot isn't exactly unbroken - hope it still applies... http://tweed365.com.au/2011/03/01/sunset-tweed-valley-way-murwillumbah/

  • Sam

    June 25, 2011 09:59 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/51322346@N04/5839096352/' title='043' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5109/5839096352_fd5480a3e5_z.jpg']

  • Aparna E.

    June 25, 2011 09:34 am

    I took some shots using negative space today at a luminarium exhibit:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aechempati/5868090688/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aechempati/5868090646/

  • matabum, MaP blog

    June 25, 2011 09:04 am

    i love to use negative space in concert photography...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/matabum/5796033379/

  • Brenda Gottsabend

    June 25, 2011 09:04 am

    A shadow shot

    http://flic.kr/p/9Qew66

  • Mariano Silva

    June 25, 2011 08:54 am

    http://oitopontodezoito.blogspot.com/2010/03/regresso.html

  • Jennette

    June 25, 2011 08:46 am

    Some clouds and sand.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenseward/5867438399/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenseward/5704207322/in/photostream

  • Michael Lehde

    June 25, 2011 08:41 am

    http://m.flickr.com/photos/49192604@N02/5287944519/

  • Erik Kerstenbeck

    June 25, 2011 08:22 am

    Hi

    Here is some negative space above the Model

    http://kerstenbeckphotoart.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/the-look/

  • Amanda P

    June 25, 2011 07:56 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaranthris/5819561013/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaranthris/5493627388/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaranthris/5362229511/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaranthris/4484518802/

    :)

  • Momen

    June 25, 2011 07:55 am

    http://m.flickr.com/photos/58319381@N05/5828358730/

  • Ed

    June 25, 2011 07:52 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/edspix2010/5860802826/in/photostream

  • Momen

    June 25, 2011 07:51 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/58319381@N05/5828358730/' title='Face the future' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2663/5828358730_ffefa602ba.jpg']

  • alberto feltrin

    June 25, 2011 07:20 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/alfeel/3214908786/' title='IMG_9425' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3516/3214908786_a3a553d994_z.jpg']

  • T G Tyler

    June 25, 2011 07:16 am

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2753/4180177014_6d2064f995_m.jpg

  • T G Tyler

    June 25, 2011 07:13 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/tgtyler/5867160679/' title='Church window' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5265/5867160679_4a7fbca887_z.jpg']

  • Mercedes

    June 25, 2011 06:48 am

    These were taken a couple weeks ago, but i still wanted to share. Hope thats okay, this is my first time posting here, =/
    I adore negative space in photographs, something about it makes me feel happy inside.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/oursacredtears/5837578707/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/oursacredtears/5688564861/in/photostream
    http://paramore-luvah.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d3g1hnj

  • Jerod

    June 25, 2011 06:46 am

    Bubble at Nightfall...

    [eimg url='https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-qD-QvFK-4eI/Tf-6f9ZeA6I/AAAAAAAAMNQ/4UfPOW8Pp3k/s144/365G-034.jpg' title='365G-034.jpg']

    Link in case the embed doesn't work.

  • Sherif Wagih

    June 25, 2011 06:38 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/s_wagih/5856806342/' title='Big Ben' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2751/5856806342_684194d028.jpg']

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/s_wagih/5856806342/in/photostream/

  • Giovanni Gori

    June 25, 2011 06:30 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/giovannigori/5819244825/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/giovannigori/5846484655/in/photostream
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/giovannigori/5826685080/in/photostream

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