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Frame your subject

Here’s a technique that’ll add some vibrancy to the composition of your photo: frame your subject. Shoot through a doorway, a window, a railing, an archway, or over someone’s shoulder. This helps add depth to a scene, especially if the foreground framing is darker than your subject. To make your picture really pop, set the depth-of-field on your camera to focus on your subject, letting your framing be slightly out of focus. A shot like this gives the impression that you’re “peeking in” on a private moment.