Rules of Composition: Adding Emotion to Photographs through Framing
Updated: Jun 19, 2022
One way to be very creative in composing an image is by framing your subject inside another element in the image. You can use architecture, tree branches, windows, tunnels; anything that can isolate your subject or form a frame around it. It's a clever way to call attention to your subject and make it that much more special.
In this sweet portrait of a brother handing his sister a bouquet of daisies, the siblings are framed by the giant oak tree in the background and wildflowers in the foreground. The pair are also positioned on the two-thirds line.
In this image, my lovely subject is framed by the arches of the breezeway.
This image follows at least 4 compositional rules; Patterns, Leading lines, Rule of thirds, and Framing. The Georgian Terrace is framed by the AT&T Midtown building.