On Sight

Lesson 3

Form: Framing and Point of View

The third lesson introduces students to the concepts of framing and point of view. Through the use of examples and activities in the workbook, students learn the differences between close-up, medium, and wide-angle images while looking at Dorothea Lange’s photographs. Students will be able to frame a picture in a variety of ways, and understand that framing contributes to the meaning of the image.

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Joel Meyerowitz on Framing