Learn by Doing Photography – Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments. I will post a new assignment every Friday, you can post your pictures at the bottom of this post or on the DigitalCamFan Facebook. If you have any questions please refer to the guidelines, if you have no questions jump right in any time!
Learn by Doing Photography Assignment #8 Leading Lines
Leading lines are everywhere when you start to look for them. They’re a strong element when it comes to composition. Pay attention to things like roads, fences, trees, bridges, rivers, sun rays etc. Really they’re everywhere, but sometimes they’re hard to see. I have to consciously think about where my leading line is, what is my subject. I am trying to really think when I take a picture instead of just clicking the button. Trying to look at everything within frame.
A strong leading line will pave the way for your eye to follow through the different elements in your photo. Typically they lead you to your subject, but not always. You don’t even need a camera to look for leading lines. Sometimes when I am driving or walking without my camera I will look for leading lines or think about what would I take a picture of if I had a camera. Always trying to move forward… Your turn, what leading lines elements will you see this week!
Leading lines are everywhere, I thought Mike Browne did an excellent job getting down on the ground and showing some leading lines. Not only did he show the leading lines on the street, but he also showed what happens if you turn your camera ever so slightly how different it can be.