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Sunday, 23 May 2010

Using lines in composition

This next area takes ‘lines’ and looks at how they are used in a photograph to organise and strengthen the composition. The 2 important considerations with lines is

  • the eye follows lines
  • the eye (& mind) tries to construct a line from appropriate suggestions

and the more active the line is, the stronger the encouragement is to follow it, with the mind taking the appropriate suggestions or clues to resolve them as implied lines examples such as:

  • A Row of points
  • An extension of a line or lines, directing the eye ahead of them
  • An extension of visible movement
  • Eye lines

The following exercise is to explore these concepts further.

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