Negative Space For Positive Impact

Do you always try to cram as much content into your pictures as possible? Andy Brown offers advice on how to incorporate negative space to improve your photography

Less, as they say, is more. Rarely is this great truism more applicable than in photography, where often what you don’t capture is just as important in order to emphasise what you do. Certain subjects need space to breath to really come into their own, and you can achieve this by the use of judicious framing.

Look at how other photographers you admire will often craft a frame incorporating a large section of space without any competing secondary elements or subjects. The amount of room given over to this depends on the whim and skill of the person shooting to unite it with their chosen subject matter, and can range from...

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Andy Brown

An ardent devotee to most genres of landscape photography, Andy’s primary fervour and passion is for mono and split-toned, ultra long exposure imagery.

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