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Vertical Lines in Photography

We are continuing with my simplified photography basics course that I created and then taught for two years.

Vertical lines convey this message to our minds.

Potential energy
Strong – when thicker
Rigid
Height
Lack of Movement
Formality
Dignity
Tallness
Power
Growth – trees

So vertical lines are usually a more dynamic shot since they convey that sense of potential energy.

Look for the vertical lines in the following photos.

Did you find all the vertical lines in these photos? Some are more difficult than others. Here are the answers.

Try taking photos this week that have an abundance of vertical lines.