Learning Photography – Leading line

A leading line in photography is a real line  or an imagined one. The leading lines lead the viewer’s eye to the object of the picture placed at the edge of these lines or at the length or width of the picture (the sight begins at one end and ends at the other). A leading line is used mostly in landscape shots, where a stream leads the eye from one corner to another, the sky leads the sight from end to end and so on. Leading lines can be straight, diagonal or a curving line.