The lines in photographs are very powerful elements that, if you have a little practice, can add a dynamic effect to the image in terms of mood, as well as guide the viewer’s gaze and lead him in the right direction for an ideal reading of the composition. This article discusses four types of lines: horizontal, vertical, diagonal, and converging. Each type of line has a different effect on the photo.
A good way to practice learning about lines is to go back to the old images that you shot and start looking at them for lines that worked well and those that, on the contrary, looked bad.
The next time you take a picture with the camera before you press the shutter button, consciously ask yourself which lines are in front of you and how you can use them to add something to the future picture while working with THEM, and not against them. Continue reading