Frames and Lines

Frames and Lines

Moments That Matter: lesson 3: topic 4: frames, lines, shape and colour

Image 1 – Light Horse Brigade
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Was hard to capture the long line of 150 horses, but awesome moment

Image 2 – Exploring the Creek
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difficult lighting in the creek bed but accidentally found that grass blades made a great frame

Image 3- Wandering Home
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the shadows and the light made this difficult
great afternoon, wandering home satisfied

Image 4 – Rock Collecting in the Creek
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the branches made a natural frame
lighting was tricky and I think Ignatius face overexposed a little

framing-a framing-b framing-c framing-d

By Erin
Erin, married to my Prince Charming, mum of 10, wannabe photographer. Living on a property on the North Coast of NSW.


  1. Lovely work on the parade Erin. Both the white line on the road and the riders make a great leading line – drawing the eye through the photo. Even having the white horse positioned where it is helps immensely. Your eye goes first to the white horse (because our eyes tend to go first to bright areas) and then the eye is drawn through the horses towards the sky. I’m sure it wouldn’t have been nearly as interesting without the contrasting colour of that horse and it’s positioning. I love your framing images as well although I may have positioned bot of the boys at the creek slightly differently to use the rule of thirds.But having said this you may have missed the framing opportunity if you did this. In image 2 be careful of cutting off feet as well. All of these images are making the best use of difficult lighting so well done.

  2. Robyn
    I admit the white horse was just flukey and I still wouldn’t have realised its effect until you told me and I visualised the picture without it.
    I see what you mean re framing, I probably could have moved to make it happen. and yes I picked up the foot after posting and though, “No Robyn said to watch that before”
    All coming together

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