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Basic guidelines for taking framed photographs
In visual arts, including photography, framing is a technique used to focus the viewer's attention upon the subject. A frame as a compositional technique serves a double purpose. First, it adds depth to the image, and secondly, it heightens interest in the picture.

For a beginner, one of the easiest ways to take a creative image is to compose the subject with a frame, which acts as a border for the subject being photographed. Using a frame for a picture will depend on each new subject you wish to photograph. The best frame is the one that's thematically related to the subject or scene being framed.

A right frame can produce aesthetically pleasing image. A good photographer looks for some objects in the foreground to get the placement of the subject in reference to these objects in the image. What one chooses as a frame for the scene will vary with the situation.

Here are two basic guidelines for framing your photographs. First, look around and creatively think of the foreground objects to use as a frame. Some examples include gates, grills, branches, windows, tunnels, doorways, archways, etc. Explore: you may find other interesting objects that let you look through the subject will make a good frame.

Secondly, consider depth of field when working with a frame as a foreground object. If you have a digital camera, take two pictures. One with the foreground in focus with a small aperture and second with only the subject in focus with a large aperture. Next time, if you are out with your camera, look for frames all around you to take some creative photographs.

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