Friday, March 18, 2011

Learn composition by example: Leading lines

If you have been following this blog, you may remember a series of short posts about basic composition techniques in the Art-iculations category. These were written for beginners by a beginner (moi). My Flickr friend Rick (word artist), a very accomplished photographer with a brilliant sense of composition, has embarked upon a similar series for the Flickr group Learn Composition by Example, providing far more information and examples than I did. His first post, on leading lines, is a great start of the series, giving numerous examples taken from the members of the group. The illustration above is one of mine (Spiraling), of which he wrote: "The combination of the repeated lines of the stairs all bringing the eye in to the central column, and the sinuous curve of the column itself provides the eye with easy traverse of the whole image: a leading line of intersections." Highly recommended to expand your compositional horizon.

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