In my last post I wrote about the rule of thirds as an easy and simple way to improve your photos.
What: Framing is a way to isolate the main point of interest.
Why: When there is too much going on in a picture, it becomes confusing. It is like listening to a lecturer who thinks that everything is interesting and forget to focus on the thing he really wants his students to know. The same happens with a photo. When the viewer does not know where to focus on, he/she will become confused and the story that you want to tell with your picture is lost. Framing your shot will also help to create a sense of depth and perspective.
How: There are a different ways to frame a shot. You can use a bridge, which acts as a frame. Some branches or plants can act as a perfect frame for landscape photography Below I posted some photos that made use of this technique. In the first photo the metal frame was used to frame the boy. In second photo the women's body is used as a frame for the child. The third photo, shows how having a frame in the forefront can make a picture a little bit more interesting to look at. I indicated the frame with a brown line.