Leading Lines

Calion Phan and Olivia Garcia

Leading lines in photos are used to create a focal point on the subject. Leading lines happen when naturally occurring lines are angled to the vanishing point/subject to make a point of interest. This leads the viewers' eyes to look at the subject.

This photo uses leading lines to create focus on the man. The rock formations on the ground directly lead to him, however, the rocks in the back are following the vanishing point. This indirectly puts focus on the man.

Both the bridge and the shadow are pulled to the vanishing point, leading the eye to the center of the photo.

All of the leaves on this plant are directed towards a single focal point.

Though these are not lines, they still have a rhythm within them that direct our eyes to the center.

The vanishing point in the sky causes foreshortening in the buildings, which makes an interesting angle from this perspective. The lines are leading your eye around to each building with rhythm and repetition.

The lines of the pencil point to the end of the pencil.

The lights lead to the end of the tunnel.

The roller coaster swirls backwards towards the focal point.

This is of a person walking in a valley of rock formations where the lines are curved in a way that moves your eye.

This is a bunch of small shells next to each other pointing to a big shell.

The peacocks feathers point to it's body.

This picture is of the lines on a spiderweb pointing to the middle of the spiderweb.

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