Composition Leading-Lines

To effectively compose a visually appealing photograph there are some things you should consider before you press the shutter button.  Leading Line will lead the eye through the photograph and keep the viewer in the picture. Here is an idea and rule to make that good photograph great!
Use Leading Lines for Better Compositions
Image
Leading lines are like visual roadways that guide the viewer’s eye through the frame.  They can also create dept.  Examples of this are a winding road, river, fence lines.  Leading lines draws a viewer into the  scene and paves an easy path for the eye to follow through different elements of a photo.  Usually they start at the bottom of the frame and guide the eye upwards and inwards, from the foreground of the image to the background, typically leading toward the main subject.
The easiest place to find a leading line is on a road.  Roadways are inherently leading because they go somewhere, give us a feeling of motion, and the lines often point so far inwards that they reach a vanishing point – the place where two or more lines converge into theoretical infinity.
The leading lines of the road converge to create a sense of infinity.
When leading lines, such as roads, connect the foreground to the background of a scene, they help to create depth and multidimensional which draws the viewer into the image.
Leading lines are all around us in cities and in nature.  Your job as the photographer is to find them and arrange them in your photograph so that they lead towards something, even if that something is infinity.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *