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Best of 2014 - Segment 1 – Negative Space


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Thu 15-May-14 11:23 PM | edited Mon 14-Apr-14 10:17 PM by dm1dave

This segment’s theme is “Negative Space”.

Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, and not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space is occasionally used to artistic effect as the ‘real’ subject of an image. The use of negative space is a key element of artistic composition.

Thus, your negative space is the area around your focal point. Negative space can bring a sense of balance to your image, it can strengthen composition, it can help draw the eye to the subject and give it more power and it can add a lot of interest to your shot.

For inspiration, take a look at all of the great images from the October, 2009 Assignment - Negative Space.


This is the first of 4 themed segments of the Best of Nikonians 2014 Contest. This segment will be open to entries from April 1 – May 15.
The winner will be announced at the end of May. The winner will be recognized in our weekly newsletter and will receive a printable Certificate of Photographic Achievement.

In addition to our overall winner, the top ten images will be advanced to compete as finalists in the annual Best of Nikonians 2014 Contest. All ten images will automatically be uploaded to the Best of Nikonians 2014 Gallery. All images must be 1200 pixels on the long side.

This contest, along with the monthly forum contest, are the preliminary rounds for the Annual Best of Nikonians Photo Contest where you have the opportunity to win prizes and have your images highlighted in the Winners Galleries and published in the eZine.

Participating in our monthly contests can help us to become better photographers. We can see and learn from all of the entries as our members showcase their best work.

We look forward to seeing how you fulfill this challenge!

Good luck!!!


Here is the winning image from the October 2009 Online Assignment:

By Mark Fuller (mefnj)

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Dave Summers
Nikonians Photo Contest Director
My Nikonians Gallery | Current Nikonians Contests

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Reply message CONTEST RULES
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Reply message AVOID
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Reply message Sunrise through the lens
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Reply message Double Negative
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Reply message Candlestick - Negative Space
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Reply message Serenity
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Reply message All Dried Out
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Reply message Acrobats
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Reply message Crescent Moon
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Reply message Sand shadows
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Reply message Limpet shell
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Reply message Western Scrub Jay
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Reply message Chickadee with Pussywillows
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Reply message Kingfisher on light post
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Reply message Loose bark in the sun
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Reply message A sure sign of Spring
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Reply message Spring Blossoms
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Reply message Primavera Wishing
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Reply message Morning glow
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Reply message Blue Iris
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Reply message Candle and Lens - Negative Space
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Reply message Literal Negative Space
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Reply message Magenta Blossoms
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Reply message Week Old Feet
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Reply message Shadow and Light
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Reply message Door #150
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Reply message A Granddaughter's Smile
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Reply message Sluggo
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Reply message From the Cellar
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Reply message Symbol
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Reply message Cicada Brood II
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Reply message Stood Up
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Reply message Wing
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Reply message Pillars
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Reply message Slot Canyon at Tent Rocks
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Reply message Snowy Egret at Sunset
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Reply message Smoke On
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Reply message Water lily
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Reply message Stormy Beach
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Reply message Just Chillin'
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Reply message Golden Hour Mallard
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Reply message Barrel Tile in Black and White
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Reply message Contest Closed
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