Framing

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Pictured is a Northeastern University coffee mug in the office where I work.  In picture three the mug is the focus of the picture, with not much else shown.  This is a close-up picture where the mug is the subject, and takes up most of the frame. In picture two the mug is still the subject of the picture, but because of the wide shot there is focus on the mug as well as on the office door in the background, and other aspects of the scene in which the coffee mug exists.

For the most part picture two is a wide shot version of picture three. It adds depth to the picture and creates a new feel for the picture. There is the office door with the American flag in the background, chairs, and an unoccupied desk filled with various files and folders. The eyes are naturally drawn to the mug as a point of entry in both pictures, but in picture two the mug is only one piece of the puzzle.

Picture one is taken from a slightly different angle than picture two, with both office and the kitchen in the background, split in half by the blue wall. The mug remains the subject, but is part of

Photo three depicts a coffee mug, and as the viewer looks at each picture a new layer of the setting of where the mug is gets revealed.  Because of the framing of each photo, the viewer is able to see more than just the mug, and rea. The viewer sees where the mug is, and sees it as part of a scene rather than just a coffee mug.  Through framing the mug can be depicted as part of an office rather than simply an inanimate object.

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