Last week we looked at the topic of perspective in photography and how a change in perspective can lead to more interesting compositions. One way to use perspective to create beautiful photos is to take advantage of leading lines. Photos with leading lines will guide the eyes of viewers and can often lead to very interesting and engaging photos.
Fortunately, leading lines are all around us, so it is easy to practice in your own photography. You don’t need to travel to any specific destination, just look around you and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to use leading lines. Some types of leading lines that are commonly used in photos include roads, trails, tree lines, buildings, fences, bridges, and rivers. However, any objects that are in a row can also create leading lines.
In this post we showcase examples from various photographers that make excellent use of leading lines. Hopefully these examples will give you some ideas and inspiration about how you can put this into practice for yourself.
Photo by Rob Hogeslag
Photo by Vincent Lock
Photo by Thomas Leth-Olsen
Photo by Daniel Zedda
Photo by UK Ministry of Defence
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