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

Lines are a powerful element in photography. Some consider it the most powerful element. Understanding the meaning of lines in your photo composition allows you to control the eye of the viewer, create a mood, or add a theme to your work.

Take note of the bold horizontal line in the image below.

 Lines can lead and direct the eye to a focal point. They can also create depth and perspective.

Notice the diagonal lines in the image below that lead your eye into the image.

Lines can create a pattern and a mood.

These vertical lines not only signify growth in these trees but they create a pattern. See below.

Next time horizontal lines in photography.