12 Amazing Photos That Will Make You Appreciate Leading Lines as a Great Composition Tool

A good composition is essential to creating a remarkable shot. There are many composition tools that you can utilize to improve the composition of your photography. Leading lines is one such technique whereby the viewer's attention is drawn to the lines that lead directly to the main subject of the photograph.

This post is a collection of some photographs that make great use of leading lines in their composition. As you will see, leading lines can be a wonderful composition tool when doing landscape and street photography. We hope that these photos inspire you to capture some of your own shots utilizing leading lines.

If you'd like to get better at photographic composition and learn concepts that go beyond the basics, do take a look at Kent DuFault's guide on advanced composition, but for now, let's sit back and enjoy these photographs.

Photo by Giuseppe Milo

Photo by Thomas Leuthard

Photo by Giuseppe Milo

Photo by Giuseppe Milo

Photo by Giuseppe Milo

Photo by Giuseppe Milo

Photo by Giuseppe Milo

Photo by Georgie Pauwels

Photo by Thomas Leth-Olsen

Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Photo by Phil Dolby

Photo by Thomas Leuthard

Photo by Giuseppe Milo


Take Your Photography Composition to the Next Level

If you would like to improve your photography composition and learn concepts that go beyond the basics, we recommend Photzy’s best-selling guide Advanced Composition for an in-depth training on the subject. With this guide, you will learn how to see light, shadow, lines, curves, repetition, juxtaposition and much more, and also develop the skills of anticipation, pre-visualization and timing. Click here now to check it out.


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About the author

Ritesh Saini

Ritesh has been photographing for about seven years now and his photographic interests have varied from nature and landscapes to street photography. You can see his photography on Flickr or on his website.

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