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Click Click! 042: Composition Basics: Vertical Lines…

"the Pru" (Vertical) cropped F2.8 | 1/500s | ISO 100

Every Wednesday of the week, I’ll share with you my moments of Photography in this Blog: “Click Click!”
-Just a simple guy with a camera

Next week’s challenge Feb. 2011:  “sell your room” – Picture yourself as a real estate agent, and you need to sell your house. A photo that will convey me to buy your room.

So let’s resume this week’s post, there are basic composition rules when taking a photo. Rules are set to help you expose the subject making the photo itself more interesting. We have actually covered a few of these composition rules in the past: patterns (my very FIRST post), rules of thirds, framing, and now Lines starting with Vertical Lines.

More after the break…

The correct use of lines can lead the viewer’s eye to the subject.

In this post, we will discuss the use of vertical lines. These v-lines typically displays these qualities in the photo:  growth as a kid growing taller, and strength like “the Pru” as we, Bostonians, like to call it. To emphasize these qualities, you will hold your camera in vertically when taking the shot.  In vertical shot “the Pru”, you can grasp the feeling of it withstanding wind or whatever you throw at it.

Here are few photos that I shot with v-lines  that has led the viewer right to the subject.

Sign of "Blanchard's" F2.8 | 1/1000s | ISO 100

"Sniffing nose" F2.8 | 1/250s | ISO 100

If you have any questions or tips or like this article, please email me at rkwan@abccubed.com. Happy Clicking!

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