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The Enthusiast's Guide to Composition by Khara Plicanic

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11. FIND A FRAME WITHIN THE FRAME

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ANOTHER WAY TO draw attention to your subject is to frame it—not with the kind of frame that you hang on a wall (though those are great, too!), but with one that exists within the photo itself. In other words, use something in the scene to “frame” your subject, and then include both your subject and the frame in your photo.

Pretty much anything can be used as a frame: trees, plants, walls, architectural elements, even other people who happen to be on the scene. Once you know what to look for, you’ll find framing options everywhere. Figure 11.1 was captured with my phone while wandering the grounds around Seattle’s ...

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