Xdrive Photo Lesson 7 — Frame Your Subject

Raj is taking “frame your subject” to the next level! In this lesson, he shows what frames can to photos and how to achieve it.

1/200 sec, f14, ISO 100 with 18mm lens

I took this shot below through the car window while hubby was driving through the Golden Bridge.


Auto focus (lost the data)

I appreciate Raj’s idea of using abstract elements for framing. He says, “…there are no specific rules as to what should make up the frame. It could be anything as long as it enhances the subject.” His photos are beautifully framed and inspiring.

For the image below, I was able to place the lantern in the center of the arch, as a result the lantern was in line with the palm tree within the frame.


I always like how Raj uses the shadow to frame his photos, I struggled to create one to frame this deer image.

The deer was standing between two trees, and a tree branch is right above her, which made an interesting frame.


Click here to visit “Learn Photography – 7 – Frame your subject”. Hope to see your photos with frames. 🙂

Thank you, Raj! Looking forward to hear your critics.


Corrections made according to Raj’s critics:

Thank you , Raj!

31 thoughts on “Xdrive Photo Lesson 7 — Frame Your Subject

  1. Thanks Amy for the timely submission… 😀 As usual, I was waiting for your pictures!

    Pic 1: Great execution of the frame! And you know what you have the leading lines too! Beautiful sky to complement the picture. Now, how you could have enhanced it? Did you need a strong subject in the center, probably at the end of the building? Yes, sometimes we can just wish for things.

    Pic 2: Again a quick thinking shot! Also complemented by the leading lines leading us to the “path.” Improvement? May be your hubby should have been driving in center lane? 😀 Bit of a quality drop may be because of cropping and because of shooting through the car windshield.

    Pic 3: Perfect positioning and framing. For me palm tree is the subject simply because palm tree is prominent in the shot. I would have gone for the portrait mode and eliminated unwanted right, left and the tops, so that was there were no distractions.

    Pic 4: Nice art creation through the lens. But I strongly feel that you needed to zoom more to the deer. Just needed two trees and the deer that’s all for a frame. Right now left of the tree is a distraction and making us miss the deer altogether.

    This critical review is part of the XDrive Photography Learning Session. Thank you very much for your enthusiasm and support Amy in the fun activity.


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  3. Amy, you don’t know how many times I tried to take the Golden Bridge picture inside of a car! And I don’t think I had any as good as yours ;-( I will keep trying. Ha.
    Have a wonderful day.


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