Framing the shot

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Add interest to the edges of an image with a 'found' frame such as foliage, a tree branch, arches in walls, or window frames.

Framing in photography is exactly what it sounds like–you’re creating a visual “picture frame” within your image to draw focus to your subject. The frame can be natural such as tree branches or a rock formation. It can also be architectural such as a doorway, window, or arch. For example, when taking portraits, using the subject’s arms to frame the body and face helps to draw attention to key elements.

Finding frames while shooting is sort of like being on a really creative scavenger hunt. You’re constantly looking for new ways to frame your subject or finding creative tools to incorporate.