Using leading lines to your advantage

Leading lines are everywhere.

Literally everywhere if you know what your looking for.

This composition technique is used a lot and sometimes it’s so subtle you don’t catch it right away. So what are leading lines? Well basically when shooting photos or videos it’s when the creator uses “lines” to draw the viewers attention to the subject. These lines can be found on buildings, walls, sidewalks, streets etc.

When you open up your imagination and start to see how common leading lines are in our surroundings, it opens up a creative Pandora’s box we didn’t realize we had. Leading lines can turn a bland background into an exciting one. It can take ordinary framing and make it epic.

Here is a great video by Matti Haapoja that breaks down leading lines and how we can use them!


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