10 Photos That Will Show Your Eye Where to Go: Leading Lines

Leading lines are lines within an image that leads the viewer’s eye to another point in the image (often the main subject), or occasionally, out of the image. Anything with a definite line can be a leading line. Roads, bridges, trees even a shoreline can lead the eye. Leading lines work very well when combined with the rule of thirds for subject placement. Check out these photos and see if you can stop your eye from following the lines:

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photo by nikki

leading line photo

photo by Joseph Teeter

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photo by Robert Davis

leading line train station

photo by Kevin Harber

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photo by Evan Leeson

leading lines

photo by Steve Wall

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photo by Thomas Hawk

If you want to know something more about how to use lines in photography, check it out in one of our former articles. Then take your camera and start practicing what you learned. Feel free to post results of it in the comment section below. Have fun!

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One response to “10 Photos That Will Show Your Eye Where to Go: Leading Lines”

  1. Lorri says:

    4th one is my favourite.

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