How to Analyze Lines in Photography Composition


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Analyzing lines

Lines are great compositional elements, and there are lots of ways that you can use them to drive focus and attention and balance your frame. You had to be very careful though, because a very subtle difference in positioning of a line from one place to another can make a huge impact on your photo. You want to be careful about how lines intersect, how they blend together, and even a slight camera motion can change that. Let's look at some examples. Our first example here is a composition that's not really built around any idea of line, but rather about shapes, the shapes of these three refrigerators.

What struck me about this scene is that when I walked into the room they looked like big giant beings of some kind, big robots or something, that the refrigerators were secretly gathering here for some sinister meeting or something like that. So I wanted to get a sense of them as these big things kind of hanging out. They have some personality to them. So I decided to go to a wide-angle...

Analyzing lines
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Analyzing lines provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Composition

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