White Space

I’m a graphic designer, so photography has always been a secondary element in my day-to-day work flow. When I look at a photograph, the first thing I think is, “Where would the headline go?”. In other words, where is the clear space where type could be placed on the image and still be legible or read easily without busyness behind it. I find myself using this measure to compose photos in my camera (phone). I tend to leave a generous section of the photo blank — not by mistake, but crafted that way. The more considered the empty space looks, the more effective the composition of the photo will likely be.

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