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SWC Photo & Digital

Composition & Design

Visual Elements    Line

strong compositions=Use of Frame, Vantage Point/ Perspective, Design Principles, Visual Elements

  1. Creates a boundary and separates an area of space from its background.


  1. Lines can show you contour, emphasis, form, pattern, texture, and directional movement.


  2. Types of Line:

  3. Leading Lines

  4. Intersecting Lines

  5. Diagonal Lines

  6. “Diagonals are dynamic!”

  7. Zig Zag or “S” Curve

Mary Ellen Mark

Ed Burtynsky

Diagonal Line

Leading Lines

Intersecting Lines

Zig Zag or “S” Curve