Questions tagged [framing]

A compositional technique where objects in a photo provide a border for the subject; also, the relationship of objects to the rectangular "frame" of the image itself.

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What exactly are tilt shift lenses and why are they so important [duplicate]

So I have heard things called tilt shift lenses which makes the buildings appear fully flat. I also heard its mission critical for anyone that wants to take architecture photographs. Why spend a ...
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Full resolution at less-desired aspect ratio or less resolution at desired aspect ratio?

I come from the world of film cameras, where larger negatives are generally preferred over smaller negatives because they generally can hold more information and detail. Now, with digital cameras, ...
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Framing panoramic photo with caption

We have a photo of myself and my partner on the salt flats in Bolivia - I’d like to frame it but with a caption in the lower border. It’s a large photo and would suit a panoramic type frame. Ideally ...
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What is an N-frame image? Or an N-Frame?

What is an N-frame image? Or an N-Frame? I am reading Infinite Jest and there is a passage that reads: "A Parody of neoconceptual structuralist films of Godbout and Vodriad, N-FRAME IMAGES of myriad ...
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Framing when adjusting tilt on a tilt-shift lens

When tilting a tilt-shift lens, does the framing actually change or does it just work similar to adjusting the focus ring (for a particular area of the image)? I have tried to search for videos where ...
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What is a light but elegant frame for my photos?

I tried to search but it seems this question has not been asked before. So people who shoot photos generally prefer to frame at least some of their shots. So what kind of frame is good, elegant but ...
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What is the difference between a rangefinder's projected and reflected framelines?

In a rangefinder viewfinder, how do reflected framelines work compared to projected framelines?
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Should 8x10" prints be actually 8x10?

I ordered a bunch of prints from a shop i've been using for a number of years. This time however I ordered a bunch of regular 8x10" prints. When they arrived I put them all in a cello bag and on top ...
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How can I simulate the final effect of a framed, printed photo?

For the first time, I'm going to print a few pictures in the 90*60cm format (about 35*23"). I have a choice between different kind of process (=printing + framing), including different kind of papers ...
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How can I compose shots with tall buildings without boring sky dominating the image?

How to compose/frame shots with tall buildings without "just" sky? For example, Space Needle, Eiffel Tower, Hoover Building ... Most of my attempts result in lots of pixels of boring sky. Here is ...
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Is it legal to resell prints after framing them?

I've recently started a creative photography mounting and framing hobby. I own some really nice physical photograph prints of various people and places that I purchased over the years. These include ...
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Can Still Life photography have framing?

Can a still life image have framing in it or is framing usually found in landscape photography?
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How can I accurately photograph an empty picture frame?

I'm doing an art project that requires me to shoot an object behind an empty wooden frame suspended from the ceiling. I wear glasses and when I look through the viewer it looks straight however in my ...
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rule of thirds difficulty to focus

I don't get it why camera manufacturers don't put an af point where the intersection of the "rule of thirds" lie? Shooting would be a lot better
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How do you print photos at non-standard sizes?

If you have a frame that is very small or at a non-standard size such as 2"x2" how do you edit your images so that you can print them at a standard size from a lab? For example, if I want to print ...
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Where can I find photo frame suppliers in the UK?

I am looking to setup a photography print business. Does anyone know of any suppliers that can provide frames for 18 x 12" photos? Ideally it would be good if they were UK based.
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How do I prevent / fix out of square images?

I took photos of a lot of different framed art pieces that I wish to sell. The frames of these art pieces are either square or rectangular. In my images, the top of the frame appears to be wider than ...
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Matting / framing resources?

Where can I learn about techniques for matting & framing -- specifically, the artistic aspects (ie, not carpentry)? I'd be happy to post questions like this one at a time, but if there's a one-...