Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Composition: Lines

The two images above display a principle that is talked about often in landscape and nature photography. Lines can be used to draw one's attention into an image.  Our eyes naturally follow strong lines in a photograph so lines that lead toward the center of the frame will naturally help focus our attention there.  Taking advantage of this principle helps us to create more interesting and more compelling pictures.

This same principle can be applied when we are photographing children (or anything else.)  Consider how lines lead your eyes and focus your attention in these images: