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45 Inspiring Images Capturing Emptiness

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From William Eggleston to Luigi Ghirri, emptiness has been a recurrent theme in photography, so today I wanted to give a special shout to silence itself. Humanity can be perceived even if it isn't there in the photographs.
Some of the following photographs have people but their presence is so minimal that it can only be noticed when looking at the photographs at a conscientious level.
So here are 45 beautiful and inspiring images capturing emptiness

Photo by Wes Hicks

Photo by Boris Dunand

Photo by Andre Benz

Photo by Ferran Fusalba Roselló

Photo by Fernando Reyes

Photo by Marc Olivier

Photo by Kace Rodriguez

Photo by James Best

Photo by Aira Arturo

Photo by Simon Mumenthaler

Photo by Osman Rana

Photo by Cyril Saulnier
Let's face it, capturing something as alluring, but difficult, as emptiness is about amazing composition.  Getting composition right has always been the greatest challenge for the photographer. If you’d like to get better at photography composition and learn concepts that go beyond the basics, you should take a look at Kent DuFault’s guide to advanced composition.

Photo by Adrien Ledoux

Photo by Markus Krisetya

Photo by Esse Chua

Photo by Derek Torsani

Photo by Charles Forerunner

Photo by Pascal Richier

Photo by JC Gellidon

Photo by Dwayne Paisley-Marshall

Photo by Peter Feghali

Photo by Johan Rydberg

Photo by Frank Lopez

Photo by Daan Stevens

Learning And Applying Advanced Composition Will Take Your Photographs To The Next Level

Advanced Composition – will ensure you create images that pop. You'll get more out of your photography and start taking images that will truly capture your creative vision. If you’d like to improve your composition skills and learn concepts that go beyond the ‘rule of thirds’, do take a look at Kent DuFault’s guide Advanced Composition

In Kent Dufault's Advanced Composition, you'll discover advanced composition concepts such as:

  • Compression
  • Color Placement
  • Contrast Overlap
  • Rhythm
  • Color Wash
  • Texture
  • Stacking

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Photo by Jayphen Simpson

Photo by Nathan Anderson

Photo by Cole Patrick

Photo by Hoshino Ai

Photo by Victor Hugo

Photo by Caleb Rogers

Photo by Justin Main

Photo by Alex Kim

Photo by Braden Collum

Photo by Louis Moncouyoux

Photo by Siarhei Plashchynski

Photo by Wander Fleur

Photo by Katja Nemec

Photo by Chuttersnap

Photo by Brennan Burling

Photo by Jake Blucker

Photo by Claudio Schwarz

Photo by Tim Foster

Photo by Daniel Jensen

Photo by Antonio Idini

Photo by Brianna Santellan

Further Learning:

We hope you've enjoyed this gallery of inspiring images capturing emptiness. If you are looking to improve your photography composition and learn concepts that go beyond the ‘rule of thirds’, do take a look at Kent DuFault’s guide Advanced Composition. With this guide, you will learn all about:

  • color
  • light
  • shadow
  • lines
  • curves
  • repetition
  • juxtaposition
  • anticipation
  • pre-visualization
  • timing

Click here now to check it out.

About the author

Federico Alegria

Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, contributes some free images to the community and is a University Professor in photography. You can get to know him better here

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