Leading lines in photography are a creative technique used by photographers to draw viewers in and lead the eye in a desired direction. These lines can be created with different elements such as roads, rivers, shorelines or anything else in the scene that leads the viewer’s eye into the subject. By introducing strong lines, photographers can increase focus on particular aspects of an image, creating an effective and striking composition. Additionally, leading lines can draw attention towards small details within a picture which would otherwise be overlooked and create natural frames around scenes. Despite its effectiveness, using leading lines is challenging as they need to flow smoothly throughout the photo without being too overwhelming or detracting from other aspects within the shot. In this article, we’ll showcase 30+ impactful leading lines photos from our group of award winning photographers.
5 Favorite Photos Submitted
Here are the top 5 photos submitted to our leading lines challenge in our awards.
Leading lines in photography are a powerful composition element, helping to draw a viewer’s eye toward a subject. Most scenes contain all types of lines, such as diagonals, curves, and S-curves to lead the eye along an established path. Lines presented in an image can be found in natural outdoor settings or they can be man-made structures like roads and fences. Leading lines will also vary in width and color depending on the photographer’s intent behind using them. When used correctly, leading lines help the viewer to focus on the main subject of an image while still allowing them to explore other details outside of its focal point.