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How To Take Good Photos

Composition: Use of lines


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  • You can create a sense of direction using naturally occurring lines
  • Direction and orientation of lines can imply certain feelings.
  • Slanting or oblique lines imply movement, action and change.
  • Curved lines or S-shaped lines imply quiet, calm and sensual feelings
  • Lines that converge imply depth, scale and distance, as seen in this quiet street in Avoch, Scotland to give a two-dimensional image three-dimensional depth.
  • Repetitive elements create a sense of rhythm, which is often more interesting if the rhythm is broken by a missed element

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