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A Primer on Leading Lines

When we look at an image, the mind likes to make connections to see a whole concept. Leading lines help this happen by creating a continuance between the main subject and other elements in the photograph.  In photography, lines are compositional tools that guide the eye. Photographers use them to bring attention to key areas […]

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Elements of Art

Going Beyond the Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds is an excellent guide to composing images. However, be careful not to lean too heavily on the rule to make your composition. As my mentor, Robin Grigg-Woods, in her Art Basics program says, “use thirds as a tool, not a rule.” The Rule of Thirds is useful to situate the focal […]

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