Exercise 20 – Implied lines

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.

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