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Behind the Lens - Framing Technique

This gallery of photographs demonstrates visual framing techniques that can lead to more creative photography.

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Here is a fairly standard, but somewhat boring photograph of KU's Campanile. It lacks a ...

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In this photograph of the Campanile I moved only a small distance, behind a tree, ...

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I used the overarching branches of an ice covered tree to frame a KU student ...

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Instead of framing a photograph on only the baton runner, I used my telephoto lens ...

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I spotted this colorful umbrella while photographing the Tour of Lawrence bicycling event and choose ...

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Rather than take a photograph level with the young artist across the table, which would ...

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For a portrait, I managed to get myself in position to use one of two ...

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As bicyclist rides down Mass. St. I used the wheel of a bike mounted to ...

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I intentionally kept the out-of-focus person at left in this frame to fill up space ...

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My main subject and focus was on the foreground figure at left of Bob Wandel, ...

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Had this been just a photograph of the motorcyclists only it may have been interesting ...

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Using two music stands in the foreground at left and right, and by sitting on ...

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Some people might consider the back of the person at left in foreground a distraction, ...

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After spotting the horse in a field, I used a wide-angle lens and a close-up ...

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Rather than zoom out and compose a shot of just the herd of bison running ...

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