The terms positive and negative space never really made sense to me before but now I understand what the concept of it is.  Positive space is taken up by the subject and leaves little of the background.  The background is the negative space.  I think that this knowledge will be very helpful to me both as a photographer and as a graphic designer.  I now understand that this framing is very important and can convey many different things.

For example; this picture has a lot of negative space which helps to make the chair look small.  More positive space would help it look bigger.

-Sean Nurse

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