Photography Composition :: Line

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This step of the Art of Photography is all about compositional techniques. We will be discussing line in composition, which is an implied line that can create shapes, define shapes and guide the viewers eye to an area of the composition. There are four types of lines: vertical, horizontal, diagonal and organic. Joe Rosenthal's famous image of the American troops raising the flag is a great example of how a diagonal line can create a sense of dynamic. Lastly, we will be looking at other images to see how these lines are used.