Composition Tip - Leading Lines

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Two important elements of a photograph's composition are "leading lines" and "light". The eye is drawn towards the brightest spot(s) in a photo and a line, natural or man made aide in leading someones eye.

This photo uses the lighter bench on the bottom left as an anchor, then the path leads the eye into the heart of the photo, with the brighter sky as another draw of the eye.

A properly composed photo rarely happens by change. Next time you are out shooting look for leading lines and light as a way to create interest in your images.

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Kevin A Pepper

Kevin is a photographer and educator based in Waterloo, Ontario. His first love is photographing nature, regardless of the season or weather condition; the Ontario landscape and its wildlife are his inspiration. But you will also see other styles of photography in his portfolio. From street photography to urban exploration of abandoned buildings and architecture, he loves to capture it all with his camera for his corporate clients and his growing personal portfolio. Kevin’s images have been featured in Canadian Nature Photographer, PHOTONews Canada, Photo Technique Magazine, The London Free Press, The Weather Network, and National Geographic Online. His diverse client list includes the City of Cambridge, Olympus, GORE Mutual, TVO, and African Lion Safari. Kevin also operates “Northof49 Photography”, a company launched in 2012 dedicated to teaching amateur photographers through International and Canadian-based workshops. In the coming year, Kevin will be leading workshops in Iceland, Mongolia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Provence, and numerous destinations across Canada. Website: