If you have any experience in the field of art, you might be familiar with the term negative space. Negative space is all the space that surrounds the subject (the positive space), and when taking newborn pictures you can use it to help bring more attention to your subject.
When taking snapshots, most people simply have their subject in the middle of the frame. This is one way to focus on the subject. But why not increase the negative space to actually draw the eye to the subject even more. In the baby picture shown, the negative space is clean and uncluttered so the eye is quickly drawn to Mom and Baby. This example shows how the negative space highlights the positive space (mom and baby), ultimately keeping the focus on the subjects.
To get the best use of your negative space in newborn photography, be sure it is clean and uncluttered. Also, play with the placement and size of your subject within the frame of your picture. You’ll be surprised at the many different looks you can create! 🙂
I personally LOOOOOVE using negative space when creating fine art newborn pictures. I feel like this technique accentuates the babies perfect imperfections. It also emphasizes the connection between parents and the newborn.
Negative space also bring out the details. Take this images with just two little baby feet as an example. The focus is on how tiny they are. The images shows how small they are compared to their surrounding.
Isn’t your eye just drawn to them right away?
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