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.