Posing Basics: Using V’s for Composition and Framing

Using V shapes is extremely pleasing to the eye and can help add a lot of dramatic flair as it really makes the subject stand out. The V shape can be used for both composition as well as framing the subject. In the first example we see how V’s help the overall composition of the shot:

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In the next set of examples we see examples of using the V shape to help frame the subject’s face to help guide the viewer’s eyes to the subject’s face:

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If you have your own examples of using V shapes, please post them in the comments or the forum thread.



Kerry Garrison is a wedding, portrait, and product photographer living in Castle Rock, Colorado. With 10 years of experience shooting products and 5 years of experience in the wedding industry, Kerry brings a good deal of technical know-how and can explain topics in easy-to-understand terms. Kerry's work can be found at http://kerrygarrison.com and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/KerryGarrison

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