Lesson 4/Learning Event 2
5. Lines. Photographers use many different types of lens to add strength
Lines give structure to photographs and unify
composition by directing the viewer's eyes and attention to the main point
of interest. Lines can also be used to add to the mood or character of a
There are many types of photographic lines.
horizon lines, and characteristic lines are examples of some photograph
a. Leading lines lead the eye or direct attention.
An ideal leading
line is one that starts near the bottom corner of the scene and continues
It should end at this
point, otherwise the viewer's attention will be carried beyond the main
object in the picture.