Today, we are going to use a photography technique called 'leading lines'. A leading line can emphasize the subject of a photo or turn a boring background into something creative. With some creativity, it can turn the dullest photos into an eye-catching composition!
The leading line can be of naturally occuring elements (think tree lines, beach shores, rivers,... ) or they can be artificially placed (think train tracks, escalators, pipelines, ...). What's important is that this line enhances the composition of your photo and guides the viewer's eyes.
Leading lines do not necessarily have to be straight. They can also be curved or zig-zagged.
Have a look at this tutorial from The School of Photography:
In this video, the host deliberately choses a boring location for taking photos, just to show how leading lines can turn those photos into stunning compositions.
If you are looking for some inspiration, check out this contest we had on Pxleyes 10 years ago.
PS: It's very important to vote on every entry, the more votes we get, the more accurate the rankings will be. Also, when you see something on someone's entry that can be improved, let them know. That way, we can learn new skills from each other!