APRIL THEME – Dirty Framing

Forums Monthly Theme APRIL THEME – Dirty Framing

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    Peter Robinson
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    The theme for March is now closed

    The theme for April is

    Dirty Framing

    Have the last few themes been a bit to easy for you. Have you been waiting for something a bit more challenging? After reading Ian McNabs post entitled ‘Manet and Street Photography’ under the ‘All About Photography’ section I decided to make April’s theme ‘Dirty Framing’. It’s an interesting technique to highlight the main subject. If you want to know more about it have a look at Ian’s post by following this link.

    Manet and Street Photography

    Other useful advice can be found at

    Framing Techniques

    Show fellow members how you can improve your photography by employing these techniques.

    It’s easy to upload your pictures now. The best way to insert an image is to use the right hand icon in the edit menu. It looks like a picture of a mountain. If you wish you can prepare your picture before hand to have a long side of something like 650px at 72ppi, but the upload dialogue box has a resize option.

    There’s no restriction on when the photograph was taken so search though your archives show us what you can produce. If you would like to suggest any topics for the monthly theme please let me know. Thank you to everyone who contributed to last months’ theme.

    #16083

    KEN LAST
    Participant

    #16085

    Peter Robinson
    Keymaster

    Quick of the mark there Ken with some fast moving planes. The frames are an important feature of this image and I think it work quite well. However, I don’t think I would have been brave enough to have used red for the outside frame. Thanks for kicking off this months theme.

    #16089

    KEN LAST
    Participant

    Thank you Peter. Ah well the red frame. this is to reflect the R.A.F. insignia , so we have red -white and blue———-which in turn reflects the Union Flag which —yep-you have guessed it–is red -white- and blue. ————–Per  Ardua  Ad  Astra.—BTW   this Harrier V.T.O.L. is one of my first digital images taken at Cosford.

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    #16091

    wbaxter
    Participant

    There were plenty of examples of Dirty framing at Nantwich Jazz on Saturday, this one perhaps?

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    #16093

    wbaxter
    Participant

    I think this a better one

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    #16095

    Peter Robinson
    Keymaster

    I agree, I think the top one is the better of the two. Good examples of making dirty framing work for you. Perhaps the guy in the foreground is covering a bit to much of the main dancer?  In situations like this dirty framing can happen naturally and that’s the way it is. I think it helps to create the atmosphere of the event. Thanks Wallace.

    #16096

    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

     

     

     

     

     

     

    #16097

    Peter Robinson
    Keymaster

    I think your first picture is really clever Ian as the right hand bikers jacket read ‘Lest we forget’ and through the gap you can see the hint of a coffin. Quite morbid, but very effective. A good example of dirty framing. I have a similar example taken this weekend at the music festival. The second one uses the same technique with the three heavy weights and had a strong feeling of standing there behind the 2 guys.

     

    #16113

    Peter Robinson
    Keymaster

    Another example of dirty framing taken at Nantwich’s Jazz festival during the Easter weekend. It was quite difficult to get a good view of this guy so there was nothing for it but to jump on the dance floor and muscle in amongst the dancers.  It wasn’t any easy photo to take as it was dark anyway, and the lights kept changing in colour and intensity. This was the best I could do. The guy clapping made a good foreground and natural frame for the main subject.

     

    #16115

    KEN LAST
    Participant

    Very successful this months subject Peter–all well done. Think Wallace”s hand shake one is excellent as is your green handclap–good stuff.

    #16118

    Peter Robinson
    Keymaster

    Thanks Ken. My green hulk looks a bit soft, but I think it’s because it’s low resolution. It is sharper than it looks here.  Honest.

    #16157

    Peter Robinson
    Keymaster

    What do you make of this?? They say never smile at a crocodile. this one was very close to the window ans I was never going to get it all in focus being so close so chose to focus on its snout.

    #16177

    Peter Robinson
    Keymaster

    I took this photo a few days ago in the Queens Park. It’s stunning at the moment with the spring flowers. Great photo opportunities there. I think this one qualifies for ‘dirty framing’. Do you agree?

    #16178

    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    As I understand it, in dirty framing the subject is visible behind and between closer foreground elements (which may or may not be in focus) so that these nearer things ‘frame’ the in-focus subject. (For example, the lower of my two photographs in the post above.)

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