- Use foreground elements to frame your photo's subject.
- Architectural elements work well (windows, doorways, arches, and so on), but you can find any number of interesting elements to use for framing your photos.
- Make sure not to overpower the subject!
- This might be a good lesson to begin practicing depth-of-field. (we will have an upcoming lesson that addresses this more fully!) D of F is the distance in front of and behind the subject that appears to be in focus. By adjusting your aperture and zoom, you can force the camera to focus on subjects farther back in the scene.
From Human Nature.
- "Frames in Photos" by Antti Lehtinen.
- "Guidelines for Better Photographic Composition: Framing" from photoinf.com
- "Framing your Shots" by Darren Rowse.
- "Composition Guide #3: Framing" by Zain Abdullah.
- "Framing Your Subject" by Rhonda Callow.
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