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When photographing an image with some type of line, path, or object that will go out of my frame, my very first instinct is to find a way to push it towards one of the corners. This also works well for items that are coming into the frame, too. Compositionally speaking, this type of framing is very pleasing. It can prevent a road, stairway, or limb from the appearance of being chopped off or awkwardly positioned in the photograph. It can help bring balance to the image as a whole.

Keep in mind that to do this, you may need to tilt your camera. Don’t be afraid! Not all images need to be straight up-and-down. :)

Here are a few more examples of using the corners of the frame to balance the composition of a photograph:


lavender-square-150pxNicole S. Young is a professional photographer living in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of several print books and eBooks, and runs her own online store for photographers, the “Nicolesy Store“.

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  1. Reblogged this on Cary McDonald's – DSLR Potential and commented:
    Intresting perspective

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About Nicole S. Young

Photographer, author, entrepreneur. I love photographing food and landscapes, and have written several how-to books on Photography, post-processing, and creative inspiration. You can find more about me on my blog, online store, as well as on Google+ and Twitter.

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