7 Photo Tips for Framing
"Framing" is the composition technique of surrounding the subject with elements in the photo to bring attention to the subject. Framing also serves to separate the subject from the background to give it more of its own space.
Here are a few examples of framing from the professional photographers of Fearless Family Photographers to illustrate the variety and creative use of this technique.
What can be used for framing?
1. WINDOWS & DOORS ARE THE EASIEST
The most commonly used frames are door frames and window frames. They are ever present and readily available for our use. They are almost irresistible!
2. MIRRORS WORK TOO
Mirrors usually have distinctive borders that make natural frames. Speaking of frames, eye glasses can be frames too.
3. LOOK FOR ROUND SHAPES
Frames do not have to be rectangles or squares. Look for round or circular objects.
4. USE THE SHADOWS
Shadows or dark areas can surround the subject and be used as frames.
5. NATURE IS ALWAYS THERE
Look to nature for natural frames.
6. PEOPLE, BUT MOSTLY ARMS & LEGS
People, with their arms and legs, can make for some fun and unpredictable framing elements.
Of course, anything can serve as frames in your photos.