READ/WATCH: Leading Lines, Patterns, and Texture


Eye Candy!

The best photographs are images that will catch your eye. When a photographer uses composition techniques such as framing, leading lines, patterns, and texture, the pictures are stronger and more interesting to look at.

You'll find examples of lines, patterns and texture in everyday places. Use them to create strong images with lots of contrast.

In this example below, the window frame literally frames the image of the patterns on the roof. Using one object to frame another is a great way to add depth to your photos. Experiment with a frame that adds contrast in terms of light or texture when compared with your subject.

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