26 Photographs That Use a Vanishing Point to Great Effect


For photographers, finding a vanishing point, or an implied vanishing point in nature or human-made environments can result in a very sharp compositional opportunity. While they are often found in long roads and tall buildings, the collection below shows that wherever they are, a good photographer can turn them into a powerful image. Share your own vanishing point photographs in the comments!


Photo by Mustafa Khayat, on Flickr


Photo by Steve-h, on Flickr


Photo by VinothChandar, on Flickr


Photo by paul bica, on Flickr


Photo by Yogendra174, on Flickr


Photo by Ella's Dad, on Flickr


Photo by Steve-h, on Flickr


Photo by Bert Kaufmann, on Flickr


Photo by Victor Bezrukov, on Flickr


Photo by VinothChandar, on Flickr


Photo by St0rmz, on Flickr


Photo by laszlo-photo, on Flickr


Photo by Manu_H, on Flickr


Photo by Mikelo, on Flickr


Photo by Dave_B_, on Flickr


Photo by rynde, on Flickr


Photo by प्रतीक, on Flickr

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Great shots, question, you use the term vanishing point where I would say leading lines, any difference?

Correct me, anyone, if I am wrong…
I believe the vanishing point is that part of the image that seems to disappears or is inaccessible, at the very end of the leading lines.

Just a suggestion to the moderators:

It seems that a lot of people have been having problems with the location of the image. To my understanding, that’s because the Submit Comment is automatically appending the “/img” prefix to the URL which renders the URL invalid.

Please, remove my previous submission with this error.



It’s because they’re not following the instructions that are immediately below the comment submission box. 🙂

all of them are really good except for the 12th down I think with the fence. you can see where the fence curves and since it cu rves there isnt really any illusion to it or vanashing point. shouldnt be in this article. anywhere else that picture may have been beautiful but not here.

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