Another element of good composition is framing. This is used not only in photography, but also in other forms of art and cinematography. Watch your favorite shows and see how they frame their subjects. Let's look at some framing photography tips below to discover different ways that you can draw a frame around your subject.
The most obvious ways to frame your subject
The following examples most literally coincide with the idea of a frame. Doorways and windows.
Use nature to create a frame
Look around. There are naturally occurring lines and curves that converge all around us. Thoughtfully place your subject inside of those frames to bring attention to it.
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Be creative and create your own frame
No weeds to shoot through? Go to Michaels and get a sprig of twigs or flowers and shoot through those. Use fabric. Shoot through a group of people and blur out everyone but your subject. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
framing photography tips
Train your eye to start looking for frames! I'd love to see what you come up with. Join our Facebook community and post your pictures there, or follow us on Instagram and use the hashtag #thebiggirlschool to show us your work!
Andrea Ferenchik, Founder
Andrea started The Big Girl School because she loves sharing her passion of photography with other women. As a former trainer at Microsoft and current professional photographer, she has the unique ability to break down technical jargon of the camera into easy to understand language. She loves nothing more than to see her students grow and thrive in their photographic journey.
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