These materials are designed to support Workshop 4 of Families. All photographs are the property of the Unitarian Universalist Association and may only be used in conjunction with the Families Program.
Photography is the property of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Framing refers to the composition of the whole photograph—what is included (the foreground, background, and space in between) within its borders and what is left out.
Natural elements or devices to draw the viewer’s eye to a focal point can be part of framing.
Can you identify both types of framing in the top photograph?
In the middle picture framing accentuates the youth’s pose and the angle, or point of view, of the photograph.
The archway of the building provides a frame for the youth.
Not all intended framing works, as in the bottom picture.
Photography Credit: Tony Rinaldo Photography