Chapter 5: Leading Lines

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TAKE TIME TO look around, and you’ll notice that we live in a world abundant in geometry. Everywhere you turn, lines are on display in all forms and sizes—straight, curved, diagonal, vertical, horizontal, and even zigzag. And sometimes, if you look closely, you’ll discover linear arrangements of objects that form implied lines. Whether real or illusory, these lines play an important role in controlling viewer eye movement in composition.

No other compositional device influences flow and energy in a photograph like a strong leading line. Our eyes have a natural tendency to lock onto and follow a line to its conclusion. ...

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