Challenge 4. Use Negative Space


Create an image in which the negative space is an essential element. Perhaps a vast expanse of sky communicates a story of loneliness or drama. Or perhaps the contrasting color of a background accentuates the shape and color of your subject. In this image, the negative space should either complement your subject or be a dominant element in your frame.

When you’re creating your image, think of a way for negative space to become an important element in your frame. Graphic designers regularly use negative space in logos and other designs—now it’s time to take “nothing” and turn it into something great for your composition.


Space and shape work in tandem. Positive and negative space are powerful ...

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