Tip of the Day: You’ve Been Framed!

Most kinds of photography benefit from building a visual frame around your subject, but architectural photos benefit more than most. If possible, frame you main subject by using doorways, windows, arches, the space between buildings, or the enveloping branches of trees as pseudo border. Usually, these frames are in the foreground, which creates a feeling of depth, but if you’re creative, you can find ways to use background objects to frame a composition. (photo by flickr user jzakariya) From Dig

Most kinds of photography benefit from building a visual frame around your subject, but architectural photos benefit more than most. If possible, frame you main subject by using doorways, windows, arches, the space between buildings, or the enveloping branches of trees as pseudo border. Usually, these frames are in the foreground, which creates a feeling of depth, but if you're creative, you can find ways to use background objects to frame a composition. (photo by flickr user jzakariya)

From Digital SLR Cameras & Photography for Dummies 2nd Editon by David D. Busch (Wiley, 2007, $30)