Beginner Photographers - A Trip To George Washington Bridge To Discuss Leading Lines
Today I head up to George Washington Bridge at the Ft Lee Historic Park to show how Leading Lines in Photography can improve your composition and framing drastically
I remember 15 years ago when I first got started with Photography. Digital media was in its infancy but even then there were online places such as Myspace and Flickr to publicly share photos. I remember looking into communities and found one called "Leading Lines Monday" which was where every Monday people submitted photos that incorporated lines. It was instantly drawn in and went from taking regular photos to photos that I felt fit the theme that I could then share and get tons of likes before "likes" was even a thing.
It changed how I looked at scenery and landscapes. It changed how i view architecture. It changed how I saw things even when not taking photos. Leading Lines even made me anal about Photos that are crooked on the wall and horizons being even.
What is Leading Lines in Photography? It is a form of composition that involves using the lines in a given scene to bring the viewer to the subject. Think of a train on a train track. While the train is the subject of the photo, the track leads the viewers eyes towards it. This is one of the main reasons (although we highly discourage it) that people take portraits on train tracks.
Its why grassy fields, mountains, roadways and of course bridges are such popular scenes to take photos of. Check out the video as we dive more into this concept. Below are some of the images I took while there