Week 8: Composition: leading lines (It is easy to use Leading Lines to show depth in an image or guide the eye to a specific spot in the image. Instead, this week use leading lines to show the concept of infinity.)
Within xdrive photography’s bokeh lesson, Raj notes that the unique blur within photographs known as bokeh is a composition tool that allows a photographer to guide a viewer’s eye as well as to keep distracting elements hidden.
Over to you Raj. Thank you for this informative lesson and your amazing images.
This week my year-long commitment to study various elements of photography composition introduced me to lines: horizontal, vertical, diagonal, organic, and implied. Ted Forbes (The Art of Photography) wrote that while lines don’t actually exist in nature they are most likely the most basic element of visual composition. He further noted:
Lines serve many purposes in visual composition. They can divide the composition, they can direct the viewers eye, they can define shapes and they can make a statement to the feel or interpretation of the image by the viewer. Line’s speaking to the feel of a composition is extremely important.
After this week, I am finding myself wondering about leading and curving lines as well finding myself in a bit of muddy water in regards to the differences between lines and shapes. Am I overthinking?
Would love to hear your thoughts and please feel free to join in.
To sum up this week here is Ted Forbes’, Photography Composition: Line.