11Negative Space Is the empty space around your subject Areas of a picture that contain “nothing” (negative space) are important visual elements that provide balance in an imageCan be very challengingLike all situations in photography, some images will come more natural then others.
18Active SpaceThe space in front of your “moving” subject or the space in the “eyesight” of your subjectSpace behind your subject is called “dead space”Use the Rule of Thirds to place your subject, but use “Active Space” to determine the placement
29ContrastThe difference in the color and brightness of the objects in photosYour eyes are naturally drawn to the light areas before the darkFor example, if you want to draw attention to a light colored subject, place it against a dark background, vice versaTypes of ContrastTonal Contrast- used in B&W photographyHigh- More defined B&WLow- Blacks & White are less defined; More GREY!Color ContrastColor Wheel (Next Slide)Includes High (very different colors) & Low contrast (very similar colors)High Contrast- big difference between dark & light areas (see examples for better understanding)Low Contrast- Subtle: small difference between dark & light areas (see examples for better understanding)
33Contrast Color WheelThe opposite color is one that compliments the other, resulting in a high-contrast photo. Using colors which are close to each other on the color wheel will create a low-contrast photo.
39Background & Mergers Mergers can happen… The most overlooked part during the composing process of a photoMergers can happen…Things that sprout from your subjects head or things that are placed very close to the subjects face.The background should make your subject stand out and present it to best advantageBlur Effects can separate your subject from the background