Framing & composition

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  • Framing & composition

    1. 1. Framing & CompositionJanuary 2011
    2. 2. We often put the photos we take into frames as a way of displaying and drawing attention to our favorite photos – but you should be thinking about framing as you take the shotFraming is the technique of drawingattention to the subject of your image byblocking other parts of the image withsomething in the scene.
    3. 3. Benefits offraming images1. giving the photo context(for example framing ascene with an archwaycan tell you somethingabout the place you are bythe architecture of thearchway or including somefoliage in the foregroundof a shot can convey asense of being out in
    4. 4. ✤ 2. giving images a sense of depth and layers (in essence framing a shot generally puts something in the foreground which adds an extra dimension to the shot).
    5. 5. ✤ 3. leading the eye towards your main focal point. Some ‘frames’ can draw your photo’s viewer into the picture just by their shape.✤ Some also believe that a frame can not only draw the eye into a picture but that it keeps it there longer – giving a barrier between your subject and the outside of the shot.
    6. 6. ✤ 4. intriguing your viewer. Sometimes it’s what you can’t see in an image that draws you into it as much as,if not more than what you can see in the picture.✤ Clever framing that leaves those viewing your image wondering a little or imagining what is behind your frame can be quite effective (get it wrong and it can also be quite annoying!).

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