By Peeter Poldre, Photographer – Always learning and striving to CAPTURE the next great photo!

Framing in camera

raming a subject in the camera is the deliberate effort by the photographer to include a “frame” for the subject. The photographer includes a frame by backing up or zooming out, but framing can also be done at the editing stage if the image has sufficient size and resolution to allow cropping. A frame brings attention to the subject and adds context. Frames can be naturally occurring (1) or man-made, such as arches or doorways (2). The frame itself can be in silhouette (3). Not all frames have to completely surround the subject (4). Tree branches are common frames for landscapes (5). Unusual frames can provide context for portraits (6).