Leading Lines in Composition: I never realized how much I LOVE leading lines until I took my last workshop. Using leading lines to draw your viewer’s eye to your subject is a great way to take your photo from just a snap shot to something that makes them stop and admire your work. If you stop and look around you will see lines everywhere! Examples of leading lines: -walls -walk ways -stairs -furniture (when subject is placed on opposite side) -fences -benches -railings
Experiment with different perspectives and framing. Up high, down low, bird's eye view, up close and personal. Fill your frame, cut things in half, zoom in on details. Explore all the different techniques available to you when it comes to composition (rule of thirds, leading lines, texture, shape, color, cropping, focus etc). Try and create an image you haven't seen before.
Photographer Captures Girlfriend Leading Him Around the World: In these series of a Russian photographer's Instagram photos, all you see if the back of his girlfriend as she "leads" him around the world. What I love about these photos is that you feel as though you have created a connection with the subject, the girlfriend, yet you never see her face. The line of their arms creates an interesting leading line for the eye in each photograph.
L2M2AP3 4) SHAPE Manual Mode ISO 800, F18, 5 sec, 10mm, WB-Manual 7119, Nikon D7100, Tripod. Sunrise on a cloudy morning. Slight Lightroom basic elements - contrast, sharpness, clarity, & cropped. Not the strongest image of this set. The slight blurring of the subject, with the leading lines and shape of the jetty, help the shape to stand out. Against the colourful background helps to add a wow factor.