Eight Framing Secrets For Creating Interesting Portraits
The easiest way to turn your ordinary images into beautiful and interesting portraits is to pay attention to the composition of your shot. Where you place your subjects and how you frame them can make all the difference. Framing is a favorite technique of mine because I love how it draws the eye straight to what’s important in your image — your subject.
Framing your subject helps create depth, gives your image context, and helps tell the story of your image. The “frame” can be composed of natural or man-made elements. Opportunities for frames within your image are everywhere — you just have to train your eye to look for them. The key is to choose a frame that compliments your image and doesn’t distract from your subject. Here are eight tips on how to frame your subject in a way that enhance your images.
1. The frame does not need to completely surround your subject on all four sides. It’s okay if the frame is only on two or three sides rather than on all four. All that matters is that there are leading lines that draw the eye to your subject.