Finding space for our photography can be tricky, and sometimes fitting our craft into our busy lives turns into a balancing act. It’s certainly a theme that I’ve been exploring in many different ways this year. Seeing how the other Viewfinders and our community creates space in their photography, has been so inspiring to me too! I thought today I’d share some images featuring plenty of room to rest the eye, as well as images that give our busy minds a pause, making space for a nice deep breath.
I love the way Negative Space was used to create these images of calm, still beauty and shared on Instagram from our community using our hashtag #viewfindersio.
Marina Sorr, @marina_sorr
Beverly LeFerve, @bal93
Sunny Selby, @st.selbyveraicon
Chandra Sandoval, @chandra.sandoval
But sometimes images with a lot of visual elements can capture that same feeling too, like these:
Juliana Longiotti, @julianalongiotti
Linda Silva Palleschi, @palleschiphotography
Whether it’s through capturing everyday beauty, finding moments of quiet stillness or exploring polaroid film and self-portraiture, I love to see how the Viewfinders seek out space in their photography too!
At the end of an almost-summer evening, the day’s concerns fall away and leave space for appreciation and delight in the sun’s waning light. ~ Lucy Loomis
I photographed this image for a client, and I wanted to make sure there was plenty of room around the edges for the graphic designer to use for multiple purposes: like adding text or cropping square for Instagram, for example. It’s not in my nature to leave open space, so this was a good exercise for me to practice on. ~ Angie Dornier
As for me, I’ll continue exploring new ways to create space in my photography too, and this summer I’m teaching some of these concepts in my class on Making Space in Your Photography as part of the Camera Craft Collective with Galia Alena. This week I’m giving away a FREE SPACE in my class, as well as access to both segments in Galia’s Camera Craft e-course, including classes from the other members of the collective. Camera Craft, The Art of Seeing begins Monday, June 27th, and my class will run during this segment. Camera Craft, Into the Light begins August 29th.
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