Indy Photo Coach 9:03pm, 21 July 2009
senior photos

Framing is used for two things: to draw the viewer’s eyes into the image or hiding a non-removable distracting element in a scene. Frames can be either man-made or occurring naturally. Once you start to look for items to use as frames, you will notice them all around you.

Three popular ones are:

* overhanging tree branches or limbs

* doorways and arches

* windows frames

When first using framing, a mistake many photographers make is placing their subject too far away from the frame. When that happens, the subject appears too small thereby losing the impact of the framing.

Framing adds a sense of scale to a subject. By using something for a frame that most people can associate with as far as how big it is, the size of the subject (or how far away the subject is from the camera) becomes apparent. Without an object of a known size to relate to, the size or distance of the subject is harder to determine.

Your assignment:

1) Look for a subject with something close by that you can use for framing.

2) Select several different views while looking through your viewfinder.

3) Notice how the framing changes the scene when framing from different viewpoints - high, low and side-to-side.

By Ron Kness
photo_salinas 9 years ago
#1 M41
brash recess [deleted] Posted 9 years ago. Edited by brash recess (member) 9 years ago
I cought on to this months ago not sure if it was one of Dave's classes or NYIP but i look for it all the time. Heres 2 shots.
This one i used the Spider plant to frame gracie
Gracie & Zadokie

This was Taken at a light class thru IPC
model between trees
Venu_Nair PRO 9 years ago
moostang78 9 years ago
Venu - I think it's a fabulous photo and great framing.
generationD3/D810 9 years ago capture is to busy...tighten up your shot
brash recess [deleted] Posted 9 years ago. Edited by brash recess (member) 9 years ago
you mean crop it more right. Heres a different version. Thanks for the advise. In all honesty when i did this i wanted to include the whole setting but for this assignment it needed to be cropped more. Now the only other thing to do would be center the frame around her face only.
Gracie & Zadokie
moostang78 9 years ago
Shooter - the top one seems more focused, but I like the crop in the bottom one. Could be my eyes messing with me though.
Valerie Everett 9 years ago
Lit up wall
brash recess [deleted] Posted 9 years ago. Edited by brash recess (member) 9 years ago
David H. On your picture above can it be cropped so more the subject can be seen? Just wondering ( She seams so tiny in a big Opening)
Now venu in your shot this morning what i caught differently was Visual perspective through the Frame. A different kind of Art peace but Creative.
moostang78 9 years ago
Scottish Right Cathedral
Taken at the Sports Photography Class the other weekend.
Stewart Imagery 9 years ago
Hangin' Out
Stewart Imagery 9 years ago
Venu_Nair PRO 9 years ago
Nice picture Stephanie.
brash recess [deleted] 9 years ago
Gracie in between the fense
3fatcats PRO 9 years ago
Both taken downtown during the Experience Builder class in August...

Reflection 1

Indiana State Capitol 2
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