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Ended 10/16/16 4:15 AM GMT
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09/16/16 11:34 AM GMT
Try to keep in mind, when suggesting a topic:

i) Open to all genres of art. Not just photography.

ii) Add a short description (one or two lines is sufficient, methinks) , so 'we' know what the artistic aim/intention of the subject matter is.

iii) Try not to repeat previous topics.
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09/16/16 12:12 AM GMT
Negative Space II

Negative space is the area between and around objects in an image. Use it to see shapes and sizes more effectively, and produce a strongly composed image for us.

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Here's an article about the use of negative space:

"About negative space, looking 3D and some other things."

Here's some examples:

"35 Great Examples Of Using Negative Space In Photography"
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09/17/16 2:26 PM GMT
A bowl of apples (or any fruit for that matter) is something we can all work on to create something that is eye catching, colourful, uses depth of field, perspective, etc etc etc.

And if it was a good enough subject for Claude Monet or Vincent van Gogh with canvas and oils, I don't see why we can't figure it out with a camera.
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Quality not quantity.
09/18/16 10:05 PM GMT
The negative space sounds interesting and challenging to me. I will be after it the next time I shoot and see what happens.
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09/25/16 12:50 AM GMT
what happen to negative space I? was i absent or late that day :) I really do need to work on my attendance.
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Crowley,

Stylo participants in class but fails to follow direction, his attendance is poor also.

Mrs. McGillicuddy
see? story of my life :(
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09/28/16 2:17 AM GMT
(*hands back Chris' negative space assignment to him..*)

Graded it an.. 'A'.

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Would have been an 'A+'.. but, you spelled your name incorrectly.
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09/28/16 2:31 AM GMT
Is anyone struggling with this contest concept?

Feel free to ask any questions and/or get a dialogue happening here.

I have my own thoughts when I suggested the topic, and I thought that the links provided.. on the note of examples.. would provide an assist or creative jump-start in case anyone wasn't sure.


The first time we ran this themed contest.. there were lots and lots of questions, and a number of members seeking clarification.

Here are the top two images from that time the contest ran before..

"Winter #2" by Toto_san.

In the accompanying narrative, he references another entry that he had considered.. "Nippon".

"Mr. Grumpy" by dmk.

And there are other examples of 'negative space' in dmk's galleries. Like.. "Lisa".. and.. "Vulnerable".

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So.. if you need some clarification.. have a question.. don't be shy.
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09/28/16 8:37 AM GMT
good infor above. I wasnt too clear on the topic, or so it seem. on the contrary, it seems from some of the comments floating a isnt I that is unclear to what negative space is. what worries me is that the ones that are not very clear to the topic, might be the ones voting.

which reminds me of something i was told years ago. a person with little infor is far more dangerous then one with none! lets not be pretentious here and do our home work before posting, voting, or even commenting for that matter.
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09/30/16 10:38 AM GMT
In case anyone missed the front page news item/announcement..

"Contest Updates"

"I've extended the content topic voting from four to six days and the content acceptance period from 15 to 20 days. That is all."
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