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Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs by Roberto Valenzuela

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11. Framing

IF YOU OWN AN SLR, chances are you are familiar with framing. Framing is a basic photographic technique that draws the viewer’s attention to the main subjects by framing them with something else. When you visit a framing store, you pay close attention to the various options to frame your cherished photographs. You look at color, thickness, style, and the different frame materials. Your goal is to find a frame that draws attention to the photograph without distracting from it. Naturally, the best choice depends on the photograph itself.

In photography, all these style elements remain the same. The frame itself can tell a story or say something about the subject being photographed. There is much more to it than an aesthetically pleasing ...

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