How to Use Frame within a Frame Composition to Transform an Ordinary Scene into an Interesting Photo

Composition in photography empowers you to express your creativity and tell a story through your picture.

We have explained how to use Rule of Thirds, Centred Composition, Leading Lines, Fill the Frame, Pattern and Texture, Rule of Odds, Colour Theory in our earlier blogs, now let’s proceed to Frame within a Frame Composition!

What is Frame within a Frame Composition? How to Use it?

When you frame a scene using natural surroundings or man-made objects, it’s called Frame within a Frame Composition. You can use a window, a mirror, a bridge, an archway/doorway, a cave or overhanging branches to frame your scene. Even, if the scene is partially framed, it works well.

Mirror

Why to Use Frame within a Frame Composition

isolate it from any distraction and clutter

In the above pic taken at the Kala Ghoda Festival, the smartphone serves as a frame which draws your attention to the beautiful lanterns. It takes your eyes away from the surrounding clutter & distraction and lets you focus on the lanterns.

portraying depth

The above pic is of the Kerala backwaters. The roof of the boat forms a frame which adds depth to the natural beauty of the place.

Create layers

The above pic is of the beautifully lit Ferris Wheel at Luna Park, Sydney. The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge serves as a frame which adds layers within the shot.

drawing their attention to a defined point

The Dubai Frame leads your eyes into the photograph. It draws your attention to a particular point in the scene.

create more structure

In the above photograph of a church, the archway forms a frame. It creates more structure in the image and makes it visually appealing.

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How to Use Colour Theory in Photography to create Visually Appealing Pictures

Colours instantly attract your attention, right? While photographing a scene, look for colour combinations that you think will make your picture stand out. You can use the colour theory aka colour schemes, one of the important composition techniques, to create striking images.

We have explained how to use Rule of Thirds, Centred Composition, Leading Lines, Fill the Frame, Pattern and Texture Composition, Rule of Odds in our earlier blogs, now let’s proceed to Colour Theory!

The Colour Wheel

colour wheel

In the above colour wheel, the colours that you see opposite to each other are called Complementary Colours. For instance, pink & green, yellow & blue are complementary colours. On the other hand, colours that you see next to each other on the wheel are known as Analogous Colours. Blue & green, red & orange are Analogous Colours. Third in the Colour Theory is Monochrome wherein you capture a scene in black & white or in varying tones of a single colour.

Now let’s see an example of each of the Colour Theory.

Complementary Colours

Complementary Colours

The above picture of an illuminated building looks appealing. It is because of the presence of complementary colours; yellow, blue and purple.

Colour theory

Here’s another example of complementary colours. The use of pink & green in the frame instantly grabs your attention, isn’t it?

Analogous Colours

Analogous colors

Above is a picture of a (blue) bird amidst greenery. It makes use of analogous colours which is blue & green.

Monochrome

Monochrome colours

Use of black & white colour in the above photograph evokes a different emotion. A coloured photograph wouldn’t have created that effect.

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So, next time – when you are looking to create captivating photographs, think of the Colour Theory!

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