Out-of-Frame: Final How-To’s

Today we wrap up the discussion of out-of-frame images.

Yesterday’s post showed how to make a OOF, where the frame was created post-capture in Photoshop. How about a OOF where the frame is actually part of the image capture?


Remember this image? You should since I featured it several days ago. Let’s see how this was done.


Here’s what the table top still life setup looked like when I made this “real OOF” – black backdrop and a real mat (held in place by “helping hands”). Just frame it all in your viewfinder, leaving out the helping hands, and you’re done. For my original purpose (altered image competition) this version would have been an illegal entry since it wasn’t altered.

Easy-peasy….


For my grand finale how about this OOF – it’s a double exposure – to add to the other two approaches shown yesterday and today.

It was made by combining the following two images –

Is that enough? More about framing of every sort than you ever wanted to know….


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4 thoughts on “Out-of-Frame: Final How-To’s

  1. Thanks for reposting this Ed. Your out of frame series has recently had a lot of attention in the photo club. Hope all is well with you and Bets.

    • Hi, Howie. All is well – well being relative on the north side of 80 😉 -.
      I look forward to see some results posted to the club’s Facebook page.

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