Challenge 19: Negative Space

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Welcome to week 19 of the 2024 SlickPic 52-week Photo Challenge! Thanks for being on the journey, and being committed to improving your skills.

This week’s Challenge is: Negative Space

Negative space or white space refers to the empty space surrounding and between the subject/s or visual components of an image. It’s a term typically used in art and design, but is also a useful concept for photography, particularly for minimalist approaches to the craft. When skillfully done, you’ll be able to both draw the viewer’s attention to your subject and the vast emptiness that envelops it.

The key to using this technique is to have your main subject (positive space) and the space around it (negative space) dominate the frame. The other elements should be kept to a minimum so they don’t distract from the scene. As with many photography techniques, you can get creative with negative space for this challenge. You can fill the empty space with solid color, texture, and landscape elements, or keep it white.

Need some tips and tricks to help you craft minimalist masterpieces for this challenge? Check out these useful guides from Adobe, Digital Photography School, and Photofocus.


The Scoop:

  • Submissions will be accepted until the end of the week
  • Submit 3 images by clicking the following link
  • Please submit images in the JPEG format and uploading photos that are at least 2500 on the long side is recommended for the highest quality 

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Once you submit your photos, you can review them here:

Notes and reminders:

  • Please be sure to take time to Like and Comment on other people’s photos. It’s nice to give back to your fellow photographers and grow a little yourself. Everyone wins! 
  • If you’d like to review the overall 52-week Challenge info, click here.
  • Why not ask a few friends or fellow photo club members to join you on the Challenge? Simply send them to to view images and read the Challenge blog post!

Have fun this week!



By |2024-05-06T01:30:58-08:00May 6th, 2024|Categories: Art of Photography, Inspiration|Tags: , |0 Comments

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