Implied lines are very important in an image composition since they can direct the viewer’s attention. Diagonals and curves are stronger in doing this then verticals and horizontals.
To imagine a line in a photograph, there need to be some visual clues : a row of points, an extension of a line that seem to point in a certain direction ..
Besides analysing lines in some of our own photos the task of this exercises was to produce two photos with different kinds of implied lines.
- An eye – line
I took this photo of a boy when he was looking up at someone throwing a ball in the air.his tilted head and his eyes looking up lead the viewer of the photo in the top right corner of the photograph
- The extension of a line
This is a photo of St Catherine’s breaking water wall in Jersey. The white railing lead the eye deep into the photograph.