Take a number of shots using lines to create a sense of depth. Shooting with a wide angel lens (zooming out) strengthens a diagonal line by giving it more length within the frame. The effect is dramatically accentuated if you choose a viewpoint close to the line.
Line is one of the most basic visual elements to a photograph, they serve many purposes in the composition. They divide the image, they can direct the viewers eye to specific points within the image, they can create shapes and they can make a statement to influence a particular emotion or feeling within the image.
The diagonal line running from right to centre is our most prominent indicator of depth, the markings on the road portray this also, taking the eye right into the distance of the image. The combination of diagonal and vertical lines create a nice dynamic. An implied movement is generated by the skater, it creates tension as you begin to focus your eye deeper into where the skater came from and then are left to wonder where he might be heading. The lines have been intentionally captured in focus here, to exaggerate the depth and distance, and the skater left slightly out of focus as his path through this area is not as significant as the path itself. ISO 100 – 35mm – f/7.1
The ‘rule of thirds’ works nicely in this image. The very apparent and dominant lines are immediately created by the path running down the right hand side of the image and accompanied closely by the lines from the phone pole. The vertical lines created by the path create a bold statement. The flat terrain generates a strong horizontal line through the image. ISO 100 – 20mm – f/7.1
This image boasts both depth and lines working to flatten the pictorial space. Like the previous image the vertical line of the path is a bold statement in the image. ISO 100 – 18mm – f/5.6
Upon reflecting on this image, I would have like to situate my camera slightly more centred to the walkway. I think that would have generated a better quality image and the linear relationship between the boats and the walkway with ship in the distance would have been stronger. However that being said I think there are some strong lines in this image. ISO 1250 – 18mm – f/11
I think its a fair assumption to make that Big Ben gets photographed millions of times a year, not only because its a world famous tourist attraction but it’s so appealing to the eye. ISO 100 – 27mm – f/6.3