Hot photo tip of the day – frame your subject!

by Sherri on February 23, 2007

Are you looking for more creative ways to add impact to your photographs? Try framing your subject. The use of framing is not anything new, but if you haven’t tried it by now, I suggest you give it a whirl. There are many ways to do this. Here are a few suggestions to get you going.

  1. Shoot from inside a tent. You will need a fairly wide angle lens to do this.
  2. Use a doorway to frame your subject.
  3. Framing with trees is a very commonly used way of framing.
  4. Shoot from inside a cave. Again, you will need a wide angle lens.
  5. Shoot from inside a tunnel.
  6. You can also use an archway or a car window!

As you start using this technique, you will begin to see more and more ways to implement it. Below are two examples of how I have used framing to add impact to my photographs.


Photo – A tunnel in Auburn, CA (USA)


Photo – A cave in Death Valley National Park, CA (USA)

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