Framing – Assignment 1

This week in photojournalism, we discussed composition techniques.  Our first assignment was to employ framing, or shooting our subject through a frame other than the camera’s.  Though the practice is simple, completing the assignment was difficult.  Once I adjusted my eye to look for framing opportunities, I found that often the frame existed, but the subject did not.  This method of photo composition requires patience, and highlights Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment,” or, essentially, having the stars align for the perfect shot.

Below are my top five shots of the assignment, also posted on Instagram, #madridusacframe.





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