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
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:
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.
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.