ARTICLE SUMMARY: How many designers wish they could take great photos like the ones we buy for our design projects, or just take good photos for our own enjoyment?

Today, instead of the old point and click Kodak Instamatic cameras of yesteryear we now have smart phones with features that rival the high end 35mm SLR cameras that only professional photographers could use or afford at that time. Add to that the cost advantage of digital photography compared to cost of film and prints it’s a wonder there’s not more people out there posting on social media.

While there are standard techniques in photography like the rule of thirds, leading lines, and depth of field, in Aaron Paulson’s Film Framing Techniques for Photographers” he has come up with a few more to help you expand your photo horizons. He talks about the

  • Aerial Shot
  • Extreme Long or Wide Shot
  • Extreme Close Up (ECU)

Film framing techniques can be valuable tools for photographers, whether they are shooting with film or digital cameras. These techniques help create visually compelling and well-composed photographs.

These techniques are not strict rules but rather guidelines. Experimenting with these film framing techniques and combining them creatively can result in unique and visually compelling photographs. Additionally, each scene may call for different approaches, so it’s essential to adapt these techniques to suit the specific context of your photography.

So, if your an aspiring photographer — or the jaded enthusiast looking for some fresh technical inspiration this article is for you.

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