Create a drama around the edge of your frame 

If you want to create drama around the edges of the frame when taking the picture, rather than in post-production, there are a few techniques you can try:

  • Use a wide-angle lens: Wide-angle lenses have a shorter focal length and a wider field of view, which can help create a sense of depth and drama in your images.
  • Experiment with framing: Try placing your subject off-center and using elements in the foreground or background to frame them. This can add visual interest and a sense of drama to your image.
  • Use leading lines: Look for lines in the scene that draw the viewer’s eye towards your subject. These could be natural lines, like roads or fences, or artificial lines, like the edges of buildings or doorways.
  • Play with light and shadow: Using contrast between light and shadow can add drama to your image. Try using backlighting or side lighting to create interesting shadows or highlights.
  • Use negative space: Including a lot of empty space around your subject can create a sense of tension and drama in your image.
  • Negative space is the area around, between, or within an object in an image that is not the subject. It can be an important compositional element and can be used to create a sense of balance, tension, or drama in a photograph.

To use negative space in your composition, try the following tips:

  • Place the subject off-center: By positioning your subject off-center, you can create a sense of imbalance and tension in the image. The negative space around the subject can help draw the viewer’s eye toward it.
  • Use negative space to frame the subject: You can use negative space to frame the subject and create a sense of balance in the image. For example, you could position the subject in the center of the frame, with negative space surrounding it on all sides.
  • Use negative space to emphasize the subject: By including a lot of negative space around the subject, you can draw the viewer’s attention to it and make it the focus of the image.
  • Experiment with different shapes and sizes of negative space: Different shapes and sizes of negative space can create different effects in an image. For example, a large, rectangular shape of negative space can create a sense of stability, while a small, irregular shape can create a sense of tension.
  • By considering negative space as an important compositional element, you can use it to create drama and visual interest in your images.