There are a variety of factors that go into a well-composed photograph. Today we’ll look at leading lines in the form of a walkway. A leading line takes the person viewing the photograph from one point to another even if one point is the edge of the frame.
As usual, I have some examples for you of what doesn’t work and what does.
In this first photo we see a small part of the walkway that one could virtually step onto but it’s not an easy step. It simply does not work.
Next, the walkway is clear at the beginning and guides along. Sure, that lampost feels like it just cut us off but we can see the continuing path. This image is alright.
Now, having seen these 2 images, what do you think the 3rd photograph would look like and why? Feedback is great in helping me determine what level you folks are at in your photography and gives me ideas for future blogs.
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I’m delighted that so many of you responded! Thank you. I’m even happier to know you have learned about leading lines and composition form all of our blogs (but mostly mine).
By moving right, the lamp post jumps out of the walkway so your eyes can visually wander down the path. You can also follow the curve of the shrubs on the left that wind out and in to the walkway.