Comic Life is great for all sorts of things, not only making comics. Take a look at Jean-Michel’s blog to see how he uses Comic Life’s panels and backgrounds to frame his incredible photos. He accomplishes an understated elegance by minimizing the distractions of color and lettering. The simple frame of the panel and the gentle gradient allow the viewer to focus on the image itself.
Take a look at more of Jean-Michel’s work on his blog: http://photo-dun-jour.blogspot.com/