Embracing the Emptiness: 21 Striking Photos that Showcase Negative Space

Ritesh Saini
Ritesh Saini

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Negative space refers to the empty or unoccupied areas surrounding the main subject of a photograph. It can be used as a powerful composition tool to direct the viewer’s attention, evoke emotion, and add depth to an image.

By skillfully balancing these open spaces with the primary subject, you can transform an ordinary scene into extraordinary photograph. Here is a collection of 21 captivating images that demonstrate how photographers utilize negative space as a vital composition tool to create striking images.

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Photo by Joanna Kosinska

Photo by Peter Thomas

Photo by peter bucks

Photo by Ambrose Chua


Photo by Khara Woods

Photo by Reinaldo Kevin

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Photo by Birger Strahl

Photo by Nii SHU

Photo by Thom Bradley

Photo by Rod Long

Photo by Akira Hojo

Photo by analuisa gamboa

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Photo by Sigmund

Photo by Toa Heftiba

Photo by Ivana Cajina

Photo by Rod Long

Photo by Ben Neale

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About Ritesh Saini

About Ritesh Saini

Ritesh has been photographing since 2010 and his photographic interests have varied from nature and landscapes to street photography. He recommends the Action Cards Composition Set to anyone who wants to learn photographic composition through unique, practical assignments that you can print and take with you anywhere.

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