If there is an argument for allowing a little too much headroom in the artistic name of negative space, then I’d counter this with the fact I’m eager to express the grandeur of this lounge at Dumbleton Hall; a wedding venue in the Cotswolds. A quick fire post on the subject of allowing negative space to impose upon your composition, and I use the word impose, carefully. I’m keen for some captures to dictate the eye within the occasional spread in my wedding albums, to draw a little left field surprise. Negative space (the space around the focal interest point of a photograph) is being used for this effect. If this were being marked as a photographic entry in a print contest, I dare say that introducing over half the composition in this ‘negative form’ would raise some eyebrows, but I think it does the job requested of it well. It does give a marked impression of height and it draws the eye down and into the contrast of a busy room.
COTSWOLDS WEDDING VENUE: Dumbleton Hall Hotel
SHOOTING DATA: Canon 5DMk2, EF24mm, F1.4, 1/320, ISO 2000, exposure compensation +2/3