Finding His Subjects Composing Visual Elements Framing Angle of View Light Quality

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Framing is how a photographer carefully presents a subject. Unlike painters, who usually begin with a blank canvas, photographers begin with everything in front of them. Once a subject is found, a photographer decides what to include in the picture frame. The photographer then composes the image to draw a viewer's attention to the subject in a way that best expresses the artist’s idea of it.

These pictures show students examining their campus with a viewfinder (a piece of cardboard with a cut-out square or rectangle).

Composing a Subject Expression Through Color The Place No One Knew
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2002 Amon Carter Museum