How To Use Leading Lines for Improved Composition - Learn Blog Photography

How To Use Leading Lines for Improved Composition

By Amy

Feb 15

leading lines show the viewer where to look 

Leading lines can greatly impact your blog photos!

Leading lines:

-Guides the viewer through the scene

-Creates depth

-Adds interest

-Points to the main subject

-Creates balance

-Creates flow. 

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What Are Leading Lines?

Leading lines is one of the most powerful and basic photography principle​s used to pull the viewer through a scene or to a specific destination.

Leading lines can be vertical, horizontal, or diagonal.  

Leading lines can lead the viewer up, down, left, or right.

The specifics are up to you and your imagination.​

What Can Be Used to Create Leading Lines?

Street markings, rows of trees, actual lines, shadows, edge of water, abstract items, etc...

Anything and everything can be used as a leading line.

You just need to be creative!

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Leading Lines

Creates depth.
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Guides the viewer's attention through a scene towards the main subject.
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Creates flow.

Creating flow using leading lines would involve the lines and the object in the photo all going in the same direction to indicate motion.  I don't currently have a photo of this, but check back soon as I will be adding one shortly!​

Adds interest. 
leading lines
Guides the viewer through the scene.
leading lines blog photos
Creates balance
leading lines blog photos

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About the Author

Amy is the owner extraordinaire at Learn Blog Photography and Amy Paris Photography. She's a single mom to an amazing teenage son. She's passionate about photography and skiing (downhill), the faster the better! Sign up for a FREE 30-min call to light up your photos & biz!