Be Generous With Empty Space

For PerelinColors Tech of the Month in Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab Clinic – make use of negative space. I am in love with negative space, have so many photos which I consider to be quite minimal and “full” of empty space. Here is one that I took a couple of weeks ago.

High Key Silhouette

I just wanted to catch this little bird in silhouette on a dreary stormy afternoon in Brisbane.

You can see some of my favourite “white space” shots in a previous post here but the collage below gives you a sneak peek:

IMG_6929

x desleyjane

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31 Comments Add yours

  1. brittabottle says:

    What a gorgeous shot, Desley! So peaceful and contemplative.

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  2. Even though I’m not a photographer I enjoy your tips. Also I recently made some business cards and found that more white space made the cards pop and look less cluttered.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh I’m so glad. Yes I agree it makes business cards look good! Would love to see them.

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      1. I’ll email you a photo. I actually have 2 very different cards.

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  3. What a beautiful shot!!! It looks like Japanese calligraphy and is such a nice yet simple composition.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! I think it needs a contemplative haiku 😉

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  4. Heyjude says:

    Love your negative space images DJ – please tell me, is it always white space?

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Jude. I love to use black negative space but haven’t managed it very often. I’ll link one for you. There are a couple in this post: https://musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.com/2015/09/15/monochromatic-selection/

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      1. Heyjude says:

        Ah, yes. I see. I do like black backgrounds, especially for flowers.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Me too. I plan to do some indoor flower photography when I move and then play around with backgrounds. So exciting!

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            1. desleyjane says:

              Possibly? 10 more days until it goes unconditional but apparently my real estate guy “has a bad feeing” about the buyers. Good grief it’s frustrating! 😝

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              1. Heyjude says:

                Yup! The hardest thing I have gone through. But that might just be me! Buying not so hot either, we’ve been in the process for 5 months now – should have been straightforward, 6 weeks max. but then we hit a hitch -now dealt with – but nothing since. Our solicitor is waiting for a contract from his solicitor so we can finalise things. I have even started packing! I so hope he doesn’t pull out at this point, but it happened to us before. I do hope it goes much better for you 🙂

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                1. desleyjane says:

                  Oh my goodness, so long! I hope it’s sorted for both of us soon!!

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  5. tildy1 says:

    The little bird does stand out!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you, that’s what I hoped for 🙂

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  6. Empty space is difficult. You handle it beautifully!

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  7. badfish says:

    this is funny…I once took a photo of a young woman, put her all the way to the right, lots of space to the left. Her boyfriend was upset because she wasn’t centered!! So much for art

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    1. desleyjane says:

      He was clearly uncultured 😉

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  8. pommepal says:

    You are a magician with the negative space and minimalist. You header is one of my favourites, but I do like the little bird silhouette too.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thanks so much. I love that header as well, makes me smile. 😊

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