Framing is a powerful way to draw the viewer into an image

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Knowledge of composition is one of the elements of photography that make the difference between an ordinary image and one that the viewer is drawn into.  In this image for example the concept of framing is being used.  The arch of soft coral and black coral create a nice frame for the diver. What happens is the eye enters the photograph and the frame draws the viewer into the image to see the diver.  This technique is great when photographing in caves, around ledges, wrecks, and where there is an overhang environment.

This is one of the concepts of composition included in my week long underwater photography workshop.  The next one is scheduled May 19th, 2014 in Fiji.  It will take place on the Fiji Siren.

Each day we will talk about different composition techniques and practice them during the dives.  Each night we will set aside time for image critique and round table discussion.  This is sure to be fun for everyone.

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About Doug Hoffman

Portrait and underwater fine art photographer.
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