No, I am not talking about framing your images with wooden frames to hang on the wall. Photographers use a technique called framing to keep the viewer's attention on what is found in between the frame. Instead of having a blank blue sky we may shoot from under a tree and show some leaves in the top portion of the image to frame out the sky.
Another method of framing is to place objects on either side of the image to help keep the viewer looking at what is between the frames. Here is an example:
A Yucca was placed on the right as an anker. Two Yuccas were placed on the left to prevent the viewer's attention to wander farther to the left. The Yucca on the right and the two on the left act as a frame to bring attention to the brighter and warmer sky in the middel. The Yuccas themselves are interesting in and of themselves but their main function is to frame the brighter sky. They are designed to keep the viewer from leaving the image on either the right or the left. We want to keep the viewer's attention fixed on the center of the image.
Pay attention to what is in front of you and look for frames that can be used.
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