Photography Quickie: Leading the Viewer

Leading the Viewer

Reedy Point Bridge Against Sky Landscape Photograph created by Melissa Fague

One of the best ways to give depth (3D) to a flat photograph is to provide the viewer with strong lines that lead their eyes into an image. Lines give a a photograph depth, they also show scale and can be a point of great interest in the photograph. Lines can also create patterns in your photograph. Using leading lines in your photography not only applies to nature and landscape photographs; it can apply to all types of photography, even portraits; a line doesn’t need to be straight to create a strong lead. The next photograph you create study the lines of your subject and see if you can use them in your composition.

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