Some days finding something interesting to photograph feels impossible! When my days are filled with working and my photography is squeezed into stolen moments, inspiration can be hard to find. I was feeling that way today.
So…instead of looking for something new and different to photograph, I decided to play around with a new way to photograph something ordinary. While I was on playground duty this morning (don’t feel sorry for me, our playground has a beautiful view of the ocean!) and chatting with kids playing on the equipment, I was also scoping out new ways to look at my surroundings. I noticed that the playground structure created some interesting frames. With a little editing I came up with this photo from this morning’s efforts.
As I was editing this photo I also remembered some other shots when I played around with natural frames in the environment. Here are a few…
There are so many ways to think about frames and how to use them. Back in my first blog post I was thinking about how frames shape experience and provide a focus. Today I found myself thinking about how a frame adds dimension and interest to a photograph. Sometimes I want a visible, decorative frame. Other times I want the framing to be invisible, letting the photo speak for itself. And in both cases, the framing and frame are intentional.
I reframed my photography experience today by playing with the natural frames in my environment…creating the opportunity to make something more interesting through my camera lens and changing the way I viewed my surroundings.
What do you learn when you reframe your experiences? How can you make the ordinary extraordinary?