This is my submission for XDrive Photo Lesson 7 – Frame your subject. All photos were taken with Nikon D750.
Raj’s examples (for this lesson) are easy to understand. But, don’t we all already stop in front of every arch we have encountered to shoot a photo through the arch? Maybe this is a piece of cake? 😉
(Left: F/7.1, 1/800 Sec., ISO 200, 75mm.)
I like the light. If I am right, the darker buildings on the left side served as a frame.
(Right: f/11, 1/250 Sec., ISO 250, 44 mm.)
My great nephew was hiding behind his dad. What you don’t see is that there were 4 cameras pointing at him at that time 😉
Other than my great nephew, the rest of the photo is black and while, which serves as a frame.
So far so good – I mean the first hour went very well. Then I started getting confused like I usually do.
(Left: F/9, 1/1250 Sec., ISO 720, 100 mm.)
Is it possible that the green part on the top half (the background), can be considered as a frame? How about the bottom part – the deck (the foreground)?
Raj said, “Generally framing is achieved by composing the picture such way that one or more edges of your picture intentionally contains other objects to make a frame.”
I did intentionally include the lawn and the deck, but I didn’t intentionally use them as frames…
(Right: F/11, 1/40 Sec., ISO 1600, 65 mm)
The black background is also served as a frame, I think.
(F/11, ¼ Sec., ISO 1600, 300 mm)
I think the brown background is a frame, but how about the book? Does it count as a secondary frame? Or a secondary subject?
I am thinking (for a long while)… maybe the word frame doesn’t mean what I thought it meant.
Raj said, “The main purpose of framing is to emphasize our subject in the picture.”
In post processing, I often darken/lighten the background to make my subject standout more. Maybe… that is kind of “framing”. Maybe whatever we do to make our subject standout (including vignetting) is an effort of creating a “frame”. Yes?
Again, thanks for a great lesson, Raj.
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