Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Double Takes With Rebecca: Frame Your Photo

One way to add interest to your photos is to frame them before you take them!
So obviously I am not talking about a wooden frame with glass,
I am talking about using the environment to create a frame for your subject.



Below is an example - this photo was taken by Kerry who is one of our participants.
She framed the people & landscape using the tree branch, trunk and shadow.
Nice job Kerry!

Here is a sample of a photo I took of a cannon, framed by a cannon, taken with my Canon!

And here is a photo taken by my brother in law, John Hardy, in Linderhof.


And finally, think a little outside the box too...

On your next photo excursion,
look around for some environmental frames you can include to enhance your image.

7 comments:

  1. this is very good and very helpful. I will be looking while our and about for nature's frames. I love the photos you have presented here also.

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  2. Wow, look at those beautiful kids coming through the willow leaves: beautiful! Rebecca, you give such good advice and I have learned a lot from you.

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  3. I so appreciate advise while taking photos! I certainly admit that I don't usually thing about the framing. I'm still thinking about the "thirds" concept! Hahaha!
    You have such beautiful photos! And thanks for the tips!!!

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  4. This could be a theme for some future Friday Shoot! Since I don't shoot with a Canon, I'll hve to go find a statue of Nike and place a Nike running shoe behiond it.

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  5. good idea Mark. I will add that!

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  6. Thanks for that, Rebecca. Love the photo you chose to illustrate your point.

    Re Mark's suggestion, I think framing or framed would be a great topic. There are several interpretations and I think it would be fun.

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  7. I like to use close things to put edges on the photo. also helps keep you focused on a smaller area. good advice.

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