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A matter of space – negative space

August 24, 2011

An important, but sometimes overlooked, part of composition is negative space. Negative space is the space around your subject. This was extremely important in this picture of Jenny lake  in the Grand Tetons. When I walked along the shore this scene just popped into my eyes, but I had to be very careful when I set up my camera for this shot.  If the tree would have ended up touching the mountain, or the reflection of the mountain the rocks below,  this would have not been a strong image.  So, if you are in such a situation, really check your viewfinder, or better yet use live view, to check your composition.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. August 24, 2011 7:37 pm

    Very nicely done, Beate. Beautiful image and great attention to detail.

  2. August 24, 2011 8:24 pm

    Great example Beate!

  3. August 24, 2011 11:23 pm

    Nice Beate.

    I’ll just copy what Younes said.

  4. August 24, 2011 11:55 pm

    Another beautiful image, Beate and made with your usual thoughtfulness and care. Well done!

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