Tip Nº 7 – Look for natural frames

Natural frames are elements that are used to form a border or part of a border around the subject of the photo. They can be natural literally, such as trees or leaves, or other objects such as doorways, windows, arches. Use them to draw the eye to focus on the main subject. These natural frames also help to give depth to an image and make ordinary photos a little more creative.

Here are some examples:

Trees and leaves

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Church in the grounds of the Cathedral of Cuernavaca, Morelos

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Church of San Juan de Dios near the Alameda, Mexico City

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Waterfall at Rancho Las Cascadas, Estado de México

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La Bolsa, Mexico City

Doors, windows and gateways

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Looking across to Santa Prisca from Posada de la Mision, Taxco, Guerrero

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Puebla Cathedral, State of Puebla

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Driving past Lake Cuitzeo, Michoacán

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Looking out of a window towards the Iglesias de Santo Domingo de Guzman, Oaxaca 

Archways 

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Church of “La Virgen de los Remedios”, Cholula, Puebla

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Inner patio, Oaxaca 

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Palacio Nacional, Mexico City

Buildings, roofs, structures

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Beach at San Agustinillo, S. Oaxaca

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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato

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Centro Histórico, Mexico City

Other ideas…

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Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City

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Cosmos flowers, Estado de México

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Ventanilla beach, S. Oaxaca

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Rancho Las Cascadas, Estado de México

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In the Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City

So, keep an eye out for something that can be a natural frame for your photos from time to time. They are everywhere once you start looking. Use your imagination too.

 

 

 

 

 

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