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Photography Composition - Framing
Boldon & District U3A Photography Group June 14th, 2016
Before we start
n Some important information to keep you safe and enjoy today’s session: ¨ Emergencies
n Fire alarm n RVP n Attendance register
¨ Domestic arrangements ¨ Mobile phones ¨ Fixtures, fittings and wires
n Be careful n Be alert to potential hazards
n Introduce to you the concept of framing and explain how you can do it
Framing – What is it?
n Framing is one of the elements of composition which is often forgotten about or neglected
n Simply using other objects in your photograph to frame or emphasise the main subject
n Leading the eye to a defined focal point
n What could be used as a frame?
Framing – What can be a frame?
n Anything can be used to frame a subject n Natural frames
n caves, trees, foliage, vines etc. n Man-made frames
n Doorways, windows, bridges, archways, reflections from sunglasses and mirrors etc.
With flash and without flash
What you need to do
n Find an interesting subject to photograph n Use your eyes and look for a frame to highlight it
¨ Look for things you can “shoot through” such as fences, curtains, flowers, doorways etc.
n Focus on the subject – NOT the foreground element in the frame
n You can frame on just one or two sides; or you can completely surround your subject
n Personal choice n I used Manual mode (M) and took test shots to
get the exposure right ¨ Getting the correct exposure can be tricky; images
might end up being either under or over-exposed n Use evaluative metering as a starting point and
switch to spot if the results are not pleasing. ¨ You might have to experiment as the conditions will
n f/8 as a starting point n Aim for a shutter speed of at least TWICE the
focal length of the lens being used (if being hand held)
n ISO 200 as a starting point n RAW or Auto WB n Experiment and use what you like the best
AIMS+1 (Aperture, ISO, Metering, Shutter Speed, + White Balance) 13
Video Presentation on Framing
n Group members are recommended to have a look at a video on by Scott Davenport for an overview of this topic
n Title: In the field – The Photo Composition Technique of Framing
Take home messages
n This is easy to do n Endless possibilities n There are frames everywhere around you – just
use your eyes and look for them n You just need to think and be creative
n Take a photograph of a person, landmark, or any other interesting object looking through a natural or man-made frame
n Click away and send two images to JF for review at our next meeting