Positive Cat Relaxing
My faithful friend, Darcy, has been absent for a while. Time for him to get back in play as he relaxes in his favorite cardboard box. He's been my companion for more than 12 years and now has a new friend in our Morkie puppy.
Negative space is actually a very positive thing! :) Negative space refers to the space around your subject, and when done right, can actually both attract attention to your subject and it's spacious surroundings! Using negative space will yield a great "minimalism" approach; this of the old adage "less is more". Take out all distraction. Keep your whole frame clean of "clutter". This is also a great time for asymmetry to play more of a part in your composition. Look out for clean backgrounds like walls or an overcast sky. Negative space need not mean plain and bland backgrounds - texture and contrasting colors can also be used to play a part in "framing" your subject effectively. Striking a good balance between the negative space and your subject is essential - make the space work for what you want to depict.