*** 25th B&W challenge starts today

posted March 7th, 2018
Hi everyone
I am so excited that I won the last round of the challenge hosted by Clare. Thanks Clare for choosing a great theme, and thanks to you all for voting for my shot! It has been a while since I hosted a challenge, here goes!

So mine is challenge number 25 and after looking at the list of past themes, I have gone with a compositional technique of “Composing with Negative Space”

Negative space is the area between and around objects in a photo. Use it to see shapes and sizes more effectively, and produce better-composed images.

Negative space defines and emphasises the main subject of a photo, drawing your eye to it. It provides "breathing room", giving your eyes somewhere to rest and preventing your image from appearing too cluttered with "stuff”. Simplicity is the key to composing with negative space - choose your subject and really showcase it.

To read more about it, here are some links on the web:
https://photographylife.com/negative-space-in-photography
https://www.creative-photographer.com/negative-space-composition/

Here’s a few examples from my own project over the years (not all b&w though!)




Other examples on 365: Negative space on 365

This challenge
So feel free to go with portraits, landscapes, still life - any genre/style/technique to create negative space in black and white.

PS 52 week challenge link in: It seems that Negative Space is also the Composition theme for Week 11 of the 52-week challenge starting on 12th March, so you can also tag your photos with 52wc-2018-w11. That was not intentional - promise!

The photo must be shot within the challenge dates (below). Please tag with bw-25 and consider posting it in this thread to keep the thread alive.

Summary:
Tag: bw-25
You will be able to see all the photos here: bw-25
Timescale: Wed 7th March to midnight Wed 21st March GMT (2 weeks)
Voting will take place in the few days after

I am so looking forward to seeing your images!
Thanks, Debs
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22nd March: Challenge finished and ready to vote: Voting for b&w 25
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List of previous themes:
bw-1 High contrast
bw-2 Architecture
bw-3 Glassware
bw-4 Body parts
bw-5 Festivities
bw-6 Faces
bw-7 Landscape
bw-8 Patterns
bw-9 Still life
bw-10 Reflections
bw-11 Movement
bw-12 Seasons
bw-13 Silhouettes
bw-14 High key
bw-15 Fashion
bw-16 Technology
bw-17 Low key
bw-18 Long Exposure
bw-19 Refraction
bw-20 Expression
bw-21 Shadows
bw-22 Edge
bw-23 Flora
bw-24 Writing
bw-25 Negative space
posted March 8th, 2018
PS 52 week challenge link in: It seems that Negative Space is also the Composition theme for Week 11 of the 52-week challenge starting on 12th March, so you can also tag your photos with 52wc-2018-w11. That was not intentional - promise!
posted March 8th, 2018
I think it's an excellent idea to link the 2 challenges where possible - it gives us more time and incentive to practice that skill. :)
posted March 9th, 2018
@robz Oh, pleased to hear that - I was a little worried! Thanks Rob
posted March 10th, 2018
posted March 10th, 2018
Exploring the space
posted March 10th, 2018
@portela
Thank you, Dianne, for posting here. :)
As I said, I am intrigued by the shapes in this, accentuated by the negative space.
posted March 10th, 2018
Pine Cone

posted March 10th, 2018
@k1w1
Thanks so much for posting here, lovely to see this on the thread!
posted March 10th, 2018

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Springtime creeping in? Not quite
posted March 12th, 2018
@caterina @amunash
Thank you both for posting here!
posted March 12th, 2018

An image from me.
posted March 12th, 2018
@365projectorglaurabailey this is one of the challenges I was telling you about :)
posted March 12th, 2018
Thanks Gina
posted March 16th, 2018


I am not sure if this fits the challenge due to the clouds.
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