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 lives in Castle Rock, Colorado with his wife and two dogs. 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.

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