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Published on 2013/01/12	 by Denis in Creative Photography
http://denisgrenier.com/Blog/2013/01/creative-photography-8/
One creative photography technique is to compose with frame within the frame.

You have seen these pictures of a windows or a door with a scene seen through the opening.  The window is serving as a frame for the scene.  This is a well-known composition techniques and it does add a lot of interest to the picture.  I certainly urge you to think outside the box by composing trough an opening!

There are other opportunities to increase interest in your subject.  Anything can serve as a frame and add interest to a picture.  Furthermore, in some situation they can add more than just interest, these frames could add to the context also.


Fisherman house in context, Maine
How this creative photography technique can help you?
Let’s review this picture together.  The subject is this fisherman house. The subject is well positioned on one of the thirds in the picture.  The sun is low on the horizon and the light is soft and warm.  The subject is brighter than the surrounding element and attract the attention.  There is Lobster Traps perfectly aligned on a wharf near the fisherman’s house.  On each side of the picture and in the bottom part of it, Lobster Traps are framing the house, wharf and distant lobster traps.

We could also talk about the clouds in the upper part of the picture acting as the fourth frame border.

The important aspect of this later part is to keep the viewer attention within the frame and that way the exploration continue more than the usual few seconds that we glance at a picture.

When selecting element to serve as a potential frame, ask yourself these questions:
Does the frame will keep the viewer within the frame?
Does the frame is distracting?
Does it offer more value?  Does it fit the context?
Today with Digital Photography, you won’t lose anything by taking an extra picture.  Try it out and ask your friend what they prefer, with or without the frame?

Published on 2013/01/12 by Denis in Creative Photography
http://denisgrenier.com/Blog/2013/01/creative-photography-8/
One creative photography technique is to compose with frame within the frame.

You have seen these pictures of a windows or a door with a scene seen through the opening. The window is serving as a frame for the scene. This is a well-known composition techniques and it does add a lot of interest to the picture. I certainly urge you to think outside the box by composing trough an opening!

There are other opportunities to increase interest in your subject. Anything can serve as a frame and add interest to a picture. Furthermore, in some situation they can add more than just interest, these frames could add to the context also.


Fisherman house in context, Maine
How this creative photography technique can help you?
Let’s review this picture together. The subject is this fisherman house. The subject is well positioned on one of the thirds in the picture. The sun is low on the horizon and the light is soft and warm. The subject is brighter than the surrounding element and attract the attention. There is Lobster Traps perfectly aligned on a wharf near the fisherman’s house. On each side of the picture and in the bottom part of it, Lobster Traps are framing the house, wharf and distant lobster traps.

We could also talk about the clouds in the upper part of the picture acting as the fourth frame border.

The important aspect of this later part is to keep the viewer attention within the frame and that way the exploration continue more than the usual few seconds that we glance at a picture.

When selecting element to serve as a potential frame, ask yourself these questions:
Does the frame will keep the viewer within the frame?
Does the frame is distracting?
Does it offer more value? Does it fit the context?
Today with Digital Photography, you won’t lose anything by taking an extra picture. Try it out and ask your friend what they prefer, with or without the frame?