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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


  • About today

    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

  • Framing

    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.


  • Examples

    With flash and without flash

  • Examples

  • Examples

  • Examples


  • 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

  • Camera settings

    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

    be different


  • Camera settings

    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

  • Any Questions?


  • The Task

    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