I’m going to do something a little different today and share an article that I think a lot of iPhoneographers will find useful. I think we put a lot of focus on all of the photography apps when it comes to taking photos with our phones, but the truth is you also need to spend some time learning photography techniques if you want better photos. One that I like is using leading lines in my composition.
Photo by Anne Mckinnel
How to Use Leading Lines for Better Compositions
Leading lines are like visual roadways that guide the viewer’s eye through the frame. I’ll show you how to identify and utilize a scene’s naturally occurring lines and I hope you come away with another compositional tool for your tool box.
A leading line paves an easy path for the eye to follow through different elements of a photo. Usually they start at the bottom of the frame and guide the eye upwards and inwards, from the foreground of the image to the background, typically leading toward the main subject.
The easiest place to find a leading line is on a road. Roadways are inherently leading because they go somewhere, give us a feeling of motion, and the lines often point so far inwards that they reach a vanishing point – the place where two or more lines converge into theoretical infinity.