Using the composition technique of framing within a frame allows the artist or photographer to easily signify to the viewer what is the most essential element in the composition. Framing the subject (within a frame) can easily be achieved by using architectural structures like archways, doorways, tree branches, etc. Additionally, the artist or photographer can use light and shadow to frame their subject. The photograph below by Henri Cartier-Bresson demonstrates a frame within a frame.
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