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Creative 52: Weekly Projects to Invigorate Your Photography Portfolio by Lindsay Adler

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Challenge 27. Shoot a Frame Within a Frame

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When you’re shooting your next portrait or fashion image, look for a compositional frame within the scene. Such “frames within a frame,” which focus the viewer’s eye and emphasize your subject, are frequently used by nature photographers and photo-journalists, but they often get lost in portrait, wedding, and fashion photography. Your challenge is to create a dynamic and powerful composition by seeking out this frame in your camera’s viewfinder.

Think broadly about the term “frame.” Don’t use a literal frame, like a door or window—push yourself to look for something more abstract that emphasizes your subject. Perhaps a swath of sunlight creates a compelling shape on a building. Perhaps ...

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