Oct 11, 2010

Photo Tip of The Month - October 2010

An effective way to lead a viewer into and through a photograph is the use of lines in composition. Naturally when a viewer explores a photograph the eye moves along these lines. Compositional lines successfully used in photography pull the viewer into the photograph, either towards the main subject or through the scenery. Lines can be straight, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, curved or converging. Used effectively each can have a positive impact on our photography, enhancing a photograph and creating a mood.


  1. Truer words were never spoken.
    It's the first rule of perspective, and one I subconsciously follow in every photo I take.
    It's so easy to follow, too, that it should be second nature, but it isn't. Your images are beautiful, and everyone is a testament to this simple rule. So often the line is almost imperceptible, but the brain picks up on it immediately.
    Thank you for a wonderful tip!

  2. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my photography tip of leading lines in composition ... glad you enjoyed it Sugue!