Negative Space in Photos

Soon after I started learning photography about 5 years ago, I was told that any photos should leave some empty spaces to activate viewers’ imagination.  If a photo is aimed for commercial advertisements, the empty space (or negative space) becomes especially important since it allows users to add their designs onto it.

I also learned that an experienced photographer never places his main subjects in the middle of his photos, instead the main subjects should be always placed on a point of 1/3 over horizontal and vertical dimensions across the photo.

I captured some macro photos of bumble bees working on pollinations across various flowers couple of weeks ago.

The rule of 1/3 was used while cropping those photos to give the busy bees a spacious place to flying around.  I also feel relaxing and calm when I look at these photos.

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