pink blossoms seen through out-of-focus yellow magnolia leaves
Photo: Matthew Benson
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3. Shoot Through or From Behind

Frame an image with an object or objects in the foreground so that people viewing the photograph feel as if they were moving through the frame to something beyond. For instance, use a pergola or an arbor to frame a picture of a perennial bed on the other side of it. Another example: Benson shot this magnolia grove (shown) with out-of-focus magnolia blossoms in the foreground framing branches filled with sharply in-focus blooms a bit deeper into the garden. The effect is to make you feel like you are standing in the grove, surrounded by the brilliant flowers.
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