Leading Lines


Leading lines is a composition method in which the viewer’s eye is drawn to lines that go directly to the image’s main subject.

Dominant : Interior of “Athangudi Palace

Leading lines in a photograph that have been framed and positioned by the photographer to direct the viewer’s attention to a particular point of focus.

Outstanding : Belgian glass windows

These lines frequently guide the viewer’s attention in a specific direction or to a specific area of the shot.In addition, leading lines are an effec tive strategy to give a picture three-dimen sionality. By highlighting the beginning of a line before fading it into the background.

Holy Place : 30 meter tall dhoti to “Sri Garuda”

They can be used to tell a tale, emphasise a point, or establish a link between two ojects.This can be anything: rivers or logs, as in the images above, but they can also be markers on a road, pointed rocks on a beach, lines in the sand, or the walls of a home — anything that appears like a line and can guide the viewer’s eye!

Shrine : Pillars of “Srirangam” Temple

Leading lines, like the rule of thirds, are a compositional element that can be used in all types of photography, from portraits to landscape shots. “Leading lines can be any thing at all.” They can be a road or a row of trees that lead you somewhere. They can be people or repeating objects, such as rail road tracks.


All the photos and text in this post are copyright of R.N Jaya Sai, Andhra Pradesh, Creative Hut Institute of Photography. Their reproduction, full or part, is forbidden without the explicit approval of the rightful owners.

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