How to use framing in photography (Examples & ideas)

How to use framing in photography (Examples & ideas)

In this video, I discuss the power and simplicity of framing as a compositional technique in photography. Framing in photography is a tool I frequently employ in my professional portrait photoshoots to isolate the subject and draw the viewer’s attention directly to them. This technique can be utilized in a variety of settings, from the comfort of your home to outdoor environments and studios. I explore the essence of framing, offering examples and explaining the types of framing available. I also provide guidance on how to effectively implement this technique in your photography.

Throughout the video, I share ideas and practical examples of framing:

  • Utilizing trees for their natural structure and leaves or branches for close-up shots
  • Employing poles and fences to create strong vertical or linear patterns
  • Using roads to guide the viewer’s eye
  • Incorporating lights to highlight the subject,
  • Even using the subject’s own hands to frame their face.

These examples showcase the versatility and creativity framing allows in photography.