2021 02 LeadingLines 1069 marco ciavolino Post

Path to Pasta

All the key ingredients to make an awesome bowl of pasta. Just wanted to try a food layout and the extra credit challenge.

2021 02 LeadingLines 1069 marco ciavolino setup

Nikon D7500
5568x3712 RAW
Edited with Camera Raw Filter
Nikon 18-300 lens
f/22
1/5 sec
ISO 400
Focal length 50mm

Assignment

This week we're looking at using a compositon technique that calls attention to a particular area of your photo through the use of directional lines. Leading lines are the key compositional element that carries our eye through the photograph to a point or area of interest. Use leading lines to guide your viewer to the part of the image that you feel garners the most attention. Now, some lines will be rather obvious but you can compose or use elements in the frame that may not be conspicuous but still perform the task of leading the viewer's eyes to where you'd prefer. Do pay attention to the depth of field in your shots - it's an important factor when composing the entire image with the intent of using leading lines. Another aspect is that leading lines need not be straight at all - curves and squiggles can just as easily be used to channel direction. There are plenty of leading lines in the world around us from a winding river in Nature to architectural edges of buildings in a city. There's tremendous potential to get very creative with photos in natural light as well as after the sun goes down - think long exposure car light trails. Despite being such a simple technique, leading lines are extremely versatile, and can enhance most photographs. All we need to do is look for them with a little attention until it's second nature.


 

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