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Framing the shot

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

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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.

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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.

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