Photographic Composition – The Lines
In photo composition we have already seen how lines are key elements. What I have not talked about yet is the meaning of the lines I take in a photograph. In particular
Horizontal lines tranquility
Vertical lines stability, power, strength
Diagonal lines speed, movement, dynamism
Curved lines sensuality, movement
But not just the lines have special meanings the same applies to geometric figures.
All these meanings are not randomly cast but are the result of our brain’s interpretation of images http://www.akusewa.com/sewa-led-screen-jakarta. Let’s take the case of geometric shapes to spin the three meanings just look at the two images below
The three figures have been turned. The rim is the same, it is static. The square has become a rumble, but the visual perspective is the same it is a middle ground between the circle’s staticity and the dynamism of the triangle.
And for the lines It is the same concept, it is our brain that associates a different meaning to each line. Our eye marks an image moving from left to right. The reason, as has often been said, is related to reading we are used to reading from left to right. Organizing the elements in a photograph along a diagonal that goes from the bottom to the top right upwards means facilitating the reading of photography by our brain. Inserting diagonal elements that are seen as lines allows to guide the human eye to a certain point in the photograph where we can insert the predominant element. This is because our eye in moving is leaning to the line following it.
On the other hand, if the object of simulating a diagonal line from the left summit to the right base, we would create an impediment, distracting attention from what is placed at the base of the line this is because our eye in moving is clash With the line. That becomes a barrier.
The horizontal line is another barrier. It divides the scene and does not allow the eye to pass in the positioned area on the other side. Unless there is an interruption in that case, our eye will go from side to side of the scene just from that interruption. Interruption that can be a door, a hole but also and of course an object (such as a tree or a person) that positioning in the foreground with respect to the line breaks its continuity. Take it from the bottom of a scene you will come to see the high part passing through that discontinuity.