Visual Design: Effective Use of Space in Photography by Digital Photo Secrets: "Here’s a quick quiz: empty space in a photograph is a) good b) bad. You’re right, it was a trick question. The answer is sometimes a, sometimes b, depending on your subject and scene. But the reason I asked you that question is because a common mistake among hobby photographers is in neglecting empty space altogether, all the time. The truth is that empty space can be a very effective compositional tool; the trick is in learning when to use it, and when not to."
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