Ditch Auto Photography Challenge Week 5 Negative Space

Week #5 – Negative Space – Photography Challenge

In Photography by Jerad HillLeave a Comment

We are now over a month into the 2017 Ditch Auto Weekly Photography Challenge. A few of you have told me that you have used your camera more so far this year than you have in the years you have owned your camera. That is awesome to hear. The purpose of the challenge is to get out and use your camera more.

This week’s challenge is Negative Space. Negative Space in the context of photography composition is using the space surrounding your point-of-interest to draw the eye of the viewer. It is often that we fill the frame with our subject matter to bring them close and allow us to see the details. This week I want you to use the space around your subject to draw your viewer in. This means pulling back from your subject or even placing your subject strategically to include them in the negative space around them.

In this challenge you can use anything as your point-of-interest and your negative space can be anything that can surround your subject.

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Upload your Week #5 challenge photos to the new Album in the Ditch Auto Group: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1421107224579808&type=1

If you post your photos to your social media accounts, use the hashtag #ditchautochallenge

Here are a few examples of negative space from photos I have taken in the past.

lake negative space

Sony RX100 IV – 1/100, f/11, ISO 125

tree in the rocks negative space

Canon EOS 5D MK IV + Canon 50mm 1.2L – 1/160, f/13, ISO 100

girl in the field negative space

Sony a7RII + 85mm Zeiss Batis – 1/1250, f/2.2, ISO 100

Sony a7RII + 35mm Zeiss Loxia – 1/200, f/3.5, ISO 160

Please challenge yourself to take new photos this week. I am sure you have some fantastic photos that fit the challenge but the goal of this challenge is to get out and take new photos.

Feel free to take all week to work on this challenge. There is no hurry. The reason I am launching new challenges on Monday is so that you have all week to think about the challenge and how you want to execute it in the form of a photo.

If you have not already, please watch the Ditch Auto Weekly Photo Challenge kick-off video and the rules video to better understand what this challenge is about. See those videos here: https://gearandlight.com/ditchauto/announcing-ditch-auto-weekly-photo-challenge/

When you have created the image you want to submit for the challenge, return to the Facebook group and upload it as a comment under the post for this challenge. This challenge will be pinned to the group all week, so it should be the top most post in the group.

If you post your photo or other photos from the challenge to your social media profiles such as Instagram, make sure to use the hashtag #DitchAutoChallenge in your post.

Good luck! If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments below this post or on Facebook in the group under the post for this week’s challenge. I am super excited to see what you all come up with. I will be out doing this challenge with all of you this week. See you in the Facebook Group.

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