Dog on jetty with leading lines

Leading lines to the dog

Welcome to Week 20 of the Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project.  This week’s theme is “Leading Lines”.

Leading the eye using leading lines

Often when composing a photograph, I look at the background before taking a photo of a dog. I will explain myself so you don’t wonder what I’m doing when I’m paying more attention to my surrounds than your dog at certain times during the session. When you see the final image, you then understand why backgrounds make such an impact on the beauty of a photograph of your dog.

Urban Scenes

I love photographing in urban areas there are loads of man-made structures that can help create leading lines in a composition. Things like bridges, fences, walls, fence posts and light poles can be very effective as long as they are not cluttered by other items which detract attention and take focus off leading the eye to the key subject matter, your gorgeous dog.

Getting Out in Nature

Nature has lots of leading lines too which I adore. Trees, hedges, rivers are just a few features that create a pleasing leading line. The aim is to compliment the composition rather than just photographing a dog in a random spot in the scene.

Some Examples of Leading Lines

Here are a range of photographs from various sessions where I’ve used different features. From man-made and natural to create leading lines in the composition. I hope you enjoy them… what kind of background would show your dog at their best? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments.

Thank you for reading!

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  1. Tracy Allard on 8 August, 2019 at 2:43 am

    I adore those pier images and great job with the 3 pups – getting the dogs to look relaxed in a group image is always a tough one and great job with the lighting – terrific ratio of ambient to flash.

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