5 Powerful Ways You Can Use Space In Your Images




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Impressionist composer Claude Debussy famously remarked, “Music is the space between the notes.” Space is just as important for images as it is for music.  While the spaces are different in the final products, one is temporal, and the other is physical, space is equally important in both forms of art. As with music, in images, there’s a missing third dimension of space. Because music is usually abstract, it can be freer from the concerns of creating the illusion of depth, something that is essential in representational images. There are many ways to work with space, using tools like color, line, and texture to create distance, scale, and negative space, among other things. There are even many kinds of space and many kinds of spaces. How you treat space in your images speaks volumes. It reveals your deepest concerns and the vision through which they are expressed.

Distance From The Frame

How far you place elements relative to the frame can have a profound impact on a composition. 

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  • Antonio Castaneda

    03.07.2023 at 19:23 Reply

    That´s nice to find a Master that teaches photography beyond tricks. Yours is, opening our eyes to us! Thank you a lot!

  • Winston Maund

    03.07.2023 at 20:19 Reply

    Excellent read. Thanks

  • Burton Remis

    08.07.2023 at 15:46 Reply

    I started to think more in terms of depth and used a few of the techniques listed. Wow. The first few landscapes of sunrises in Rocky Mountain State Park took on a whole new beautiful look. I am very excited to continue looking at my landscapes and work on them as to create a whole new look of depth. Thanks so much for giving me the thoughts and tools to give my images a whole new meaning. You can see my photos on my website, www. burtsphotos.com

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