“Negative Space” was further described in the Programme as follows.
“Negative space is the area surrounding the main subject or subjects in a photograph which is left unoccupied. It is this space that helps define the main focus, the positive space.
For this competition, we are looking for images where at least 2/3rds of the image is negative space.”
The entries portrayed a varied assortment of subjects including boats, wildlife, plants, a tomato, a cow, a tattered flag, and even an old boot scraper. And these were set in negative space that included the sea and other water, sky and clouds, mist and fog, walls, sand, vegetation, and a motor racing track.
Not surprisingly, therefore, images made imaginative and creative use of a variety of styles and approaches including seascape, landscape, travel, natural history, abstract, motor sport, colour, and black and white.
Our independent judge for the competition was Jonathan Vaines LRPS CPAGB AFAIP, an experienced photographer and judge who has presented, judged and critiqued at LBPC on several occasions. He is also President of the Cambridge Camera Club and a regional organiser for the RPS.
Jonathan was impressed with the originality of many of the images. He critiqued all of them but did not mark several which he considered did not meet the brief.
Each entry was marked out of twenty. Marks for this competition count towards the season’s Print and Digital Image Championships (Sections One and Two).
(There were no Section Two Prints entries.)
The top performers were as follows:
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