Triangles and leading lines

Use triangles to emphasis a subject. The idea is to put the primary objects inside a triangle or we could put the primary objects outside of the triangle. We can even use multiple triangles.





An image can have several triangles

Leading lines pull the eye into, or out of, a scene


Here the road acts as a leading line to draw us into the image.


The slope leads the eye uphill (or downhill depending on how your brain works). In this case, the slope pulls the eye which makes it more likely that the viewer will see all of the elements in the scene, not just the obvious one.


Here the train and tracks lead the eye into the background of the image.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s