Wonderful Creative Use of a Frame in the Composition

The use of a frame, in a photographic composition, is powerful and generally easy to spot. A well placed frame can direct your viewers eyes right to the subject of your image.

“Beauty of the Cathedral Cove at Coromandel NZ” by Anupam Hatui
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“Israel, the Roman Upper Aqueduct In Caesarea” by Hanan Isachar
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“Lisboa” by Alex Rocio
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“La Giralda, Sevilla” by Hans Zúñiga Rojas
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“The Cat” by Diogo Narciso
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more from: “32 Photos that Demonstrate the Wonderful Creative Use of a Frame in the Composition”
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Setting The Scene

If you like cityscapes or landscapes then this round is for you. The brief is purposefully loose, and we are happy to receive images featuring anything from contemporary architecture to grand, mountainous vistas. From the early morning sun throwing shadows onto a skyscraper, to the undulating form of hills receding into the distance, the possibilities are endless. Don’t be afraid to be abstract in your interpretation: architecture, for instance, is full of curves, lines and other interesting details. When it comes to shooting the landscape, light is everything – so pay attention to sunrise and sunset times, the weather forecast and tide timetables, where appropriate. Whether you go urban or rural, planning is a must.

The Future by Neil Burnell
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Calm before the storm by Dominic Beaven Photography
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In the middle of the forest… by Eurofoto
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Morning Moon by Julia Martin
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Untitled by Caron Steele
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Setting The Scene
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The Visual Synthesis of Time & Space

David Ingraham’s photographs are juxtapositions that involve technique, visual effects and imagery. Photographing solely in black and white, there’s an even greater emphasis on lines and forms.

Conchita Fernandes immerses herself into David Ingraham’s subliminal world, and discovers how his foray in the photographic medium helped him break its rules.
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The Visual Synthesis of Time & Space
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The September 2019 issue is the first part of a two volume showcase that delves into the unusual magic of forms, colours and geometry, as seen by Naoya Takahashi, Natalie Christensen, David Ingraham, Joana P Cardozo, Jakub Pasierkiewicz, Nuno Perestrelo, Anil Risal Singh, José Luis Barcia Fernández and Ajay Salvi.
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MonoVisions Photography Awards | Series Category Winners

Our aim is to discover the best monochrome photographers from all over the world and deliver the best opportunities to be recognized and rewarded for their work.

Our annual competition is open to photographers of all backgrounds and all levels, including – professionals and amateurs. We accept all forms of black and white photography created with traditional or digital methods.

1st Place – Black & White Landscapes Series of the Year 2019
Title: Oman desert
The Sultanate of Oman is one of the driest countries in the world. These may be very harsh conditions, but at the same time it therefore is host to some of the most spectacular deserts in the world. The Empty Quarter and the Wahiba Sands deserts are the best known. Travelling in the desert when you sometimes don´t see any other human being apart from your group (never go alone!) for days on end, leaves you humble if not humiliated in your existence by the grand dunes and shapes that nature unfolds around you. A journey into these landscapes is a meditation.
Author: Birgit Neiser, Germany
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1st Place – Black & White Architectural Series of the Year 2019
Title: Rheinkniebrücke
The Rhine bridges in Düsseldorf are an integral part of the skyline. One of them is the “Kniebrücke” from the 60s. It is a steel cable-stayed bridge whose access ramps were built of concrete.
I photographed the bridge laterally in its entirety, as well as from below with its curved driveways. In this way of viewing the lines are particularly good effect.
Author: Frank Loddenkemper, Germany
I am an architect with a passion for architectural photography
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1st Place – Black & White Nude Series of the Year 2019
Title: Desert Flower
Author: Bartek NinoVeron, Poland
Bartek “NinoVeron” Brudek
Casual leading Internet company but spends every spare moment of photography and travels.
Born in Sosnowiec, Poland (born in ’76). He has its studio for a sessions.
He started with sports photography, but for many years he specializing in black-and-white nude art and portraits. He work on the traditional technique – analogue camera (Hasselblad 203FE).
He like photographing women in stylish indoor or outdoors.
In 2013 He was the winner of the most prestigious Polish competition for nude art photographers – Fotoerotica organized by Playboy magazine.
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1st Place – Black & White Travel Series of the Year 2019
Title: The busy train station
The busy train station of the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, in early January just before Istema 2018 when people from all over the world coming to join on festival. At this festival coming so many people that the arriving trains are crowded and many passengers travel on the roofs of the trains and there is a great bustle at the station.
Author: Veselin Atanasov, Bulgaria
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1st Place – Black & White Portrait Series of the Year 2019
Title: The poetics of childhood
The concept of the series is expressed in a mental journey through intimate visions of private life showing how often stories that worth to be told are very close to us. The poetics of childhood: boundless sensuality, confidence and a huge need for love, perhaps more than in any other period of life.
Author: Marina Kazakova, Italy
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MonoVisions Photography Awards | Series Category Winners
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Top Down

Photographer Petra Leary has captured international attention with her bold aerial imagery. She talks us through taking awesome photos with your drone while staying out of trouble.

Aerial photography has been around for almost as long as photography itself, but, in recent years, new life has been injected into the genre thanks to the widespread availability of drones. But drones’ ability to capture awe-inspiring aerial images is accompanied by their ability to make a nuisance of themselves.

Petra Leary has forged her way in the genre over the past three years. She has watched her Instagram posts go viral, featured in Metro and The Guardian, and has recently held her second solo exhibition, Zero Gravity, which gives a top-down perspective of basketball courts across the country. Focusing on urban scenes for the most part, Petra’s photography is unavoidably public, so she sits in the perfect position to answer the question of how to take those superhuman shots without causing trouble.

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Top Down
by Petra Leary

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Moving Elephant By Mark

Moving Elephant by Mark is a Zurich based photographer. For him, the art of photography is synonymous with life, embodying a never-ending journey which is manifested in his creativity and artistic vision. Capturing his scenes with only naturally available light as well as directly shot monochrome, his images hold a power in their underlying preservation of photography in its most natural and raw form.

Mark’s work is comprised of two parallel lines of work. The first of these lines explores symmetry and perspective in mostly urban architecture. These works capture the beauty of the order present in oft overlooked architecture, which is then further emphasized by the monochromatism of the images, which renders all the lines of the symmetry all that much more visible. The second line in Mark’s work deals with the art of storytelling through images as it relates to the female body. In these works, Mark deftly wields extremely dramatic lights and shadows to create gorgeously emotive scenes that can easily stir up memories or connections within a viewer. Further, there is compositional overlap between these lines, both where elements of symmetry and repetition come into the figurative works, as well as where the symmetrical architecture begins to evoke figurative forms in its contours.

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Moving Elephant By Mark
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The next generation of Nikon Storytellers

Meet the #Nikon100
We hand selected 100 up-and-coming photographers you should be following on Instagram. Meet the #Nikon100 and explore how they use photography to share their stories with the world.

by Ashraful Arefin
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by Noel Casaje
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by Nina McIntosh
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by Matt Walker
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by Jason Lumsden
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The next generation of Nikon Storytellers
Inspired photography from around the world.

100 days of talented Nikon photographers

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