Positive/ Negative Space

Positive/ Negative Space

Before learning about positive and negative space in photography in this class I probably would have never noticed the effects it has on photos.

In this photo the negative space is the black background. The black background puts great emphasis on the girl dancing. The girl dancing is the positive space- which really stands out in this photo. All of her shiny gold jewelry also adds to the focus on the positive space which makes this an overall great photo to look at.

I think that this photo was meant to portray a strong and independent female dancer; and the use of positive and negative space in this photo successfully represents that.

– Maddison Wilson

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