posing technique negative space comparison

Photography Posing Tips: Negative Space

On the left, Candice looks like a sad wallflower, who nobody wants to dance with. But on the right, Candice is ready to party and ALL the people want to dance with her!

posing technique negative space comparison

While this post isn’t about Dating 101, I bet it’ll help you swing a few dances at the next party anyway!

Bad posing negative space

This is really about “mind tricks” – how we perceive things to look as opposed to the way they really are.

posing technique negative space comparison

For example, when there is no negative space between your torso and arms, your body looks wider than if you were to bend your elbows and bring them out to the side. Creating the negative space separates the torso from your arms and the total body width looks as it should.

Adding to that – by bending your knee, you can create a shapely body.

See these posts for more examples:

1. PHOTOGRAPHY POSING TIP: CREATING SHAPE WHEN STANDING

2. POSING TIP: CREATE NEGATIVE SPACE

3. POSING TIP: A SHAPELY BODY

4. POSING TIP: SHIFT WEIGHT, CREATE SHAPE

 

Good Posing negative space

Here’s Candice showing us how creating negative space can work wonders for your body shape.

 

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Helen McLean

Helen McLean

Photographer at Helen McLean Photography
Helen McLean's Melbourne studio specialises in Vintage Glamour, Pin-Up and Boudoir photography.
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