Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project – Week 20 – Leading Lines

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

Leading the eye using leading lines

When composing a photograph, I am always looking at the background before taking a photo of a dog, I do 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.

When 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.

I absolutely adore finding leading lines in nature too, trees, hedges, rivers are just a few features that create a pleasing leading line to compliment the composition rather than just photographing a dog in a random spot in the scene.

So here are a range of photographs from various sessions where I’ve used different features, both 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!  Please head on over to check out Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography for Shae’s take on this topic, and continue clicking the link at the bottom of each post until you end up right back here.

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1 Comment

  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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