WELCOME TO DAY 2 OF THE LAUNCH! OF SMARTPHONE – SMART PHOTOGRAPHER! COMPOSITION TIP: “LEADING LINES”

empty country road in fog
Photo by Tim Gouw on Pexels.com

Welcome to day 2 of the launch of this new website! Today’s blog will consist of the following:

  • Tip of the day: Leading lines
  • More amazing photos of “leading lines”
  • Question and Answer section
  • Form for you to share your photos
silhouette of bridge during sunset
Photo by Griffin Wooldridge on Pexels.com

Tip of the day: To improve your photos, look for “leading lines”

Photography is supposed to be fun. Taking pictures shouldn’t require rules. Trust me, I’ve heard that before, but let’s look at it a different way, and just call them “tips of learning”. Yesterday we talked about how to break up your frame into thirds and place your subject in one of the quadrants for a more pleasing photo. Yesterday’s blog, follows this one, so you can read up on that one too. Our introductory blog, contained a tip on how to hold your camera the right way, choose either horizontal or vertical.

Today, we want to talk about “leading lines”. This is my wife’s favorite “tip”. This photo in the sunset actually has two lines in it. Why do you want lines in your photo? Leading lines have a tendency for your eyes to follow those lines. It makes a point of making sure your eyes follow all over the photo, to see all the different things there is to see. Following that dock out into the water, leads your eyes along that path, to an amazing sunset. Look off to the right, you can also see a bridge that leads your eyes to the same direction. Normally, you don’t have two lines like this to follow, but, one line is still very nice.

Here is another one that a lot of people use:

Photo by author of “Smart Phone – Smart Photographer” – Lanny Cottrell

Here is a photo I took at night time, and there is a lot of leading lines in this. The fence, the sidewalk, the curb. All leading back to the night lights in the background.

asphalt road through dense green forest
Photo by JACK REDGATE on Pexels.com

Lines don’t have to be straight to follow these guidelines. As long as your eyes take the journey through the photo, you have a masterpiece.

QUESTION AND ANSWER SECTION:

Have questions about photography? Have questions about your cell phone?

an asphalt road between the mountains
Another great photo with leading lines. Photo by Hector Perez on Pexels.com



Here are a few photos that I have taken recently: Soon, I will have the tool installed that you can share your photos as well. Plan on it.
This is not just a rose, but a miniature rose. Not much bigger than a quarter. My phone is capable of close-up photos. Photo by Lanny Cottrell
Photo taken of this old shed, with farm implements in front. And yes, the photos was given a kind of editing job, but, not photoshopped. Lanny Cottrell photoraphy
Photo taken last fall of a ranch in Sardine Canyon, Utah.
NOTE: All photos above were shot with a smart phone.

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN! SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS AND WE WILL SHARE THEM WITH OUR READERS:

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I have been a photographer for many years. Worked in retail selling cameras and accessories for over 20 years. Taught many photo classes, and have even been a judge in several county fairs. Now, I want to share photo instructions and entertainment with all other photographers around the world.

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