Photo Gallery: Leading Lines in Photography

There are various ways to integrate lines into a photograph to help strengthen the overall composition and draw attention to a specific focal point. This photo gallery will illustrate several forms of leading lines and explain different ways to use them within a photo.

Click on any image to enlarge and to learn more about the technique used to compose the photo.

To summarize, including leading lines within a photograph is a composition technique that can strongly influence the overall result of an image. There are several different types of leading lines. The above photo gallery provides examples of:

  • Horizontal Lines
  • Vertical Lines
  • Diagonal Lines
  • Converging Lines
  • Curved Lines

Leading lines can direct a person’s eye to a main focal point or, if used incorrectly, can draw the eye away from the subject or appear to cut a photo in half.

Posterjack fans: do you intentionally compose your photos to include leading lines? If not, will you now that you’ve learned about how they can strengthen your images? Leave a comment to let us know!


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