How To Frame A Photo For Effect

How many times have you been set to make a photo, but there’s something in the way? Think of it not as a barrier, but as an opportunity to frame your subject. You can use framing, with or without a frame, to focus, enhance, offer commentary. Compose, crop and make it work to add interest to your image. For example:

Framed by window frames

Framed By Windows | iPhoneography by Jann Alexander © 2016

Framed By Windows in Melk | iPhoneography by Jann Alexander © 2016


Framed by patterns

Framed by Patterns in San Saba by Jann Alexander ©2016

Framed by Patterns in San Saba by Jann Alexander ©2016


Framed in by an arch

Framed In By An Arch In Bratislava | iPhoneography by Jann Alexander © 2016

Framed In By An Arch In Bratislava | iPhoneography by Jann Alexander © 2016


Framed out by an arch

Framed Out By An Arch In Bratislava | iPhoneography by Jann Alexander © 2016

Framed Out By An Arch In Bratislava | iPhoneography by Jann Alexander © 2016


Framed by shadows

Framed By Shadows, Stift Engelszell | iPhoneography by Jann Alexander © 2016

Framed By Shadows at Stift Engelszell | iPhoneography by Jann Alexander © 2016


Framed by perspective

Framed By Perspective by Jann Alexander ©2016

Framed By Perspective In Acanceh by Jann Alexander ©2016


Framed in stone

Framed In Stone | iPhoneography by Jann Alexander © 2016

Framed In Stone in Bratislava | iPhoneography by Jann Alexander © 2016


Framed inside

Framed Inside Along the Danube by Jann Alexander ©2016

Framed Inside by Jann Alexander ©2016


Framed in death

Framed In Death (Friedrich, unknown catacomb saint) | iPhoneography by Jann Alexander © 2016

Framed In Death in Melk Abbey (Friedrich, unknown catacomb saint) | iPhoneography by Jann Alexander © 2016


Inspiration for these phototips came from The Daily Post‘s Weekly Photo Challenge—frame—to share these photographs from my travels. Find some more PhotoTips HERE.

 

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