Framing, in photography, means placing an additional object, or objects, in the foreground of the picture for aesthetic purposes. The object does not have to completely surround the main subject.
A foreground object provides a point of reference.
It gives a sense of distance and comparative size.
It can hide elements which detract from the main subject.
It is aesthetically pleasing, and gives a feeling of completeness to the picture.
“A tree, a doorway, a window, or even a gap in a fence positioned around the subject can create a frame within the picture’s frame.” (Joy of Photography)
What is the subject? Where is the subject? Where should the viewer look? What is important?
There are many techniques used to show emphasis. The photographer can show emphasis through framing choice, whether he uses a vertical or horizontal format. Or he might show emphasis by the placement of the subject, governed by the rule of thirds. Or he might use selective focus to simplify the background. Or by drawing the viewers attention to a certain spot within the frame using perspective.
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