Sometimes it’s nice and refreshing to just strip a photo or scene down to it’s absolute bare essentials. Often times, I get too caught up in trying to fill every part of the frame with something interesting. The problem is, sometimes when we try to fill up the entire frame with objects, lines, people, shapes, etc, we actually overcomplicate things and leave the viewer wanting a place to rest their eyes.
The trick/secret is this: Negative space can be just as interesting in a photograph as anything else, if done right.
I encourage you to consider this the next time you go out shooting. Incorporating negative space into your images can be very rewarding, and at the same time quite challenging. Sometimes situations will present themselves where it’s clear. Other times you will have to get creative with a subject to find the proper framing to create this type of image. Here are a few examples of negative space and minimalism to get your creative juices flowing…
Image by Brian Matiash
In the above image, Brian Matiash actually set out to create a series of minimalistic, black and white images around Staten Island. This is just one image from that series. This is also a great example of successfully breaking the “rule” of photography about not placing your horizons in the center. Sometimes the composition of the image and the leading lines within the frame demand it. I believe that if Brian had composed the scene with less sky and more water, the reflections of the old pier would be complete in the scene, and he would lose that anchor to the bottom of the frame. On the flip side, if he had composed with more sky and less water, the image would lose interest by cutting out key parts of the reflection.
Image by Mike Olbinski
You’ll need a pair of 3D glasses with red and blue (to be more precise, cyan) lenses to watch any of the 3D videos that are available on YouTube or this pool of 3D images (anaglyphs) that’s on Flickr.
For instance, here’s a 3D clip from the popular Avatar movie that you’ll only enjoy if you have the right colored glasses.
Create 3-D Glasses at Home!
The basic 3D glasses are available for around 99¢ on eBay but if you want them right now, you can build your own using a spare CD jewel case and some permanent marker pens.
Just scribble the transparent side of the jewel case with red and blue marker pens* large enough to cover the width of your eyes. The blue (or cyan) color lens is for the right eye while the red color will cover the left eye.
photo via labnol.org
read more: http://www.labnol.org/home/make-3d-glasses/13776/
Long Exposure Photography is very popular technique for photographers at different skill-levels. Everybody can find something interesting and unique in the process of doing long-exposure-shots and the outcome might be surprising yourself.
Here are some great examples we found at photoble.com.
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What follows next is a Great great, short, but very effective tutorial about making Light-paintings!
Take a few minutes to watch it and i promise you, you won’t be sorry if you did. It is simply a: ‘Must-See’. :D
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