Framing – Photography Composition

This post is part of our Rules of Composition in Photography series.

Framing is simply using other objects in your photograph to frame the main subject. This is probably one of the easier composition techniques in photography. Framing brings more depth to the picture and a better focus on what the main subject is.

Here are 25 well framed examples.



Black and White House

Black and White House by Scott Ableman

la chambre

la chambre by *Katch*


FAL by Patrick Duhazé

Down to the wire.

Down to the wire. by Justin Kern

Daydream Farm #1

Daydream Farm #1 by Michael Galkovsky

Bodiam Castle in the Frame

Bodiam Castle in the Frame by Tony Hammond

Puzzling Over Beauty

Puzzling Over Beauty by Trey Ratcliff


framed by La Bele


Al-Dayr by Francisco Martins

Framed Wall

Framed Wall by Roberto Saltori

Mother Russia and her daughter

Mother Russia and her daughter by Gareth

~ perspective ~

~ perspective ~ by George


My-world-framed by John Bennett

View of the lake through the trees

View of the lake through the trees by Mazda Hewitt

Framed Skyscraper

Framed Skyscraper by Reto Fetz


KingFisher by Htet Aung

A new frame on this series

A new frame on this series by Aurelio Asiain

you've been framed

you've been framed by Yersinia pestis


Frames by Manuel


Framed! by Joe

Towering Specter

Towering Specter by Gary H. Spielvogel

From My Apartment Window in Tuscany

From My Apartment Window in Tuscany by Foto Iervolino

Santa Barbara Sunset

Santa Barbara Sunset by vgm8383

Autumn Framed.

Autumn Framed. by addicted Eyes

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  1. Siarra

    Some of these are terrible…but the others are amazing

  2. bali wedding phtographer

    most of them are excellent….

  3. Simon Jones

    Beautifully framed and so interesting, all of them.
    Keep up the good work.

  4. Casmir Ifeanyi Opara

    really love these pictures..they’re very well framed…I’m a beginning photographer nd have problems framing my pictures well…just need to study more nd practise more….really love dis..hope to see more as my point of reference..tnx

  5. Objektive

    You say framing is one of the easier techniques but I find it difficult to apply it in a way it works properly.

  6. Ruth Denniosn

    Thanks for the visuals

  7. Morgan

    These are great pictures!

  8. T Huang

    frame what our hearts desire just like frame these beautiful pictures

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