Lead Me On

When arranging the elements in your photograph, remember to look for and use lines to strengthen your composition. Lines are like arrows that point your viewer in the direction you want them to look.

This path leads through the scene.

Lines can also suggest depth or distance in your scene, adding to its three-dimensional feel.

The path leads to the ocean and beyond the breakwater to the horizon.

If you want your photograph to have a feeling of energy, use diagonal or curving lines.

The curving creek leads your eye from right to left.

To learn this and other techniques to strengthen your compositions, check out my Better Photo Composition class beginning February 1, 2018, in Missoula, Montana. Click here to register online.