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dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Negative Space

We’ve had a crack at this previously, but it was a while ago and it’s a brand new day, so why not. What IS ‘negative space’ in photography? Very basically it’s using the open space in an image to draw focus to the subject – your eyes pretty much can’t help but be drawn from the nothingness to the subject.

This week your challenge comes from Sharon Williams a member of our Facebook Group (you should join!) …and after you join you should suggest a challenge (or suggest one in the comments under this post if you don’t do the Facebook thing)

Remember! One photo per challenge, make sure you tag it #dPSWeeklyChallenge and #dPSNegativeSpace if you’re sharing on social media.

The white expanse of the table with the simple but eye-catching coffee above is a great example, But it’s not one of mine, the photo below is one of mine (Drone, Mavic 2 Pro) and I think perhaps I went a bit far, the surfer almost too small to find… What do you think? Anyway… gives me the chance to do better this week!

dPS Weekly Photo Challenge – Negative Space

Need help adding YOUR photo into the comments below? Here’s a mini-tutorial!

Weekly Photography Challenge – Looking Up

Simply upload your shot into the comments field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see. Or, if you’d prefer, upload them to your favorite photo-sharing site and leave the link to them.

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(aka #gtvone) is the customer support manager for dPS, and lead blogger in our Cameras and Gear Blog. He’s a Melbourne based photographer, www.gtvone.com and please feel free to follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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