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Old 01-09-2018, 09:33 PM   #1
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Question What's the difference between framing and composition?

Recently, my Audiovisual Communication Theory assign me an exposition of framing on graphic image. There was another theme called "Iconic Composition" and I was thinking: "what's the difference between framing and composition?". At first I though that the framing was more the position of the camera, and the composition, the order and position of the subjects that the camera is framing. I mean, the type of shot (Close-up, cowboy shot, wide shot, etc) falls into framing or composition? Someone could clarify?
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:59 PM   #2
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"Framing"..."composing a frame". Same thing. You decide what needs to be done and do it.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:08 PM   #3
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It's like the difference between a square and a rectangle. Every square is a rectangle, but a rectangle isn't necessarily a square.

Framing is part of shot composition. But there's more to shot composition than just framing.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:23 PM   #4
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Framing is the picture frame, and composition is how the elements within the frame relate, so the picture itself.
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:03 AM   #5
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Thanks Cracker Funk and indietalk, I got it with your examples and explanations.
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:15 AM   #6
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Simply put, framing is the squared capture of an image. Composition is the contents that are put together in the picture.
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