Assignment No2 | Simplification & Negative Space

With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance all things are attainable” – Thomas Fowell Buxton 


A new week a new assignment. This week we were set to photograph a further 4 images however this time we would focus on including negative space and simplified images. Images with ‘negative space’ are designed to draw your eyes to the main subject of the image instead of feeling that your eyes are scattering all over it. Negative space will give the image a more natural balance which is usually why they can be more appealing. Simplification is also very similar to negative space because it too is drawing your eyes to whats necessary in the image. What you see is pretty much what you get!  Continue reading


Assignment No2 | Simplification & Negative Space

Get clear on what matters by getting rid of everything that doesn’t” – Unknown


ANTIQUES – Negative Space

My basic idea was to photograph my childhood ornaments in front of a wooden background. I aimed to have the negative space in the image to have a dark and mysterious atmosphere which was similar to the Heron by Keith Carter.

My set up was a desktop lamp and I’d switched off the lights in the room. I’d set my camera to a low ISO with tungsten lighting. Furthermore I was making sure that very little amount of light went into the image to make sure my images were to give off a eerie atmosphere and making sure all the negative space was black.

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