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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diagonal_method

The diagonal method (DM) is a rule of thumb in photography, painting and drawing. Dutch photographer and lecturer Edwin Westhoff discovered the method when, after having long taught the rule of thirds in photography courses, he conducted visual experiments to investigate why this rule of thirds only loosely prescribes ...

digital-photography-school.com/using-diagonal-lines-in-photography

Diagonal lines generally work well to draw the eye of an image's viewer through the photograph. They create points of interest as they intersect with other lines and often give images depth by suggesting perspective. Photograph shadows and rails by David Pavlovic Dobrojevic on 500px. shadows and rails by David ...

www.picturecorrect.com/tips/diagonal-leading-lines-photography-composition

Of all the lines used in photography, diagonals are the most dynamic. You can use them to create a strong impression of movement or you can use them to create a tremendous sense of depth. All images are created with lines—some vertical, horizontal and others converging—but knowing how to place them affects the ...

erickimphotography.com/blog/2013/10/10/street-photography-composition-lesson-3-diagonals

Oct 10, 2013 ... For today's street photography composition lesson, we will discuss a compositional rule that is simple enough: the diagonal. Credit goes to Adam Marelli for teaching me about this important design element which can help street photographers all around the globe. Diagonals are one of the strongest and ...

erickimphotography.com/blog/diagonal

The easiest way to make more dynamic, better compositions: integrate more diagonals into your photos. Why diagonal lines? Imagine putting a ball on a horizontal surface. It will not roll. If you put a ball on a diagonal surface it will roll down. Diagonal lines are more dynamic than horizontal and vertical lines. Diagonal

expertphotography.com/diagonal-lines-direction-dynamics-photos

Diagonal lines are important factors to add to your photos, as they easily create tension and dynamics in a photo and lead the eyes in a certain direction.

www.photokonnexion.com/diagonal-lines

Feb 26, 2012 ... Artists and photographers alike have determined that a strong upward diagonal from bottom left towards the top right provides an uplifting feeling. This may be because in the Western world we read from right to left. It is also notable that most commonly graphs are seen to start at the 'origin' (bottom left) and ...

bestphotolessons.com/lessons/lesson-8-diagonal-lines

A nice dynamic method of composing a photo is to have a diagonal line running through the photo, more or less from corner to corner. The line could be a street, a fence rail, a road or a shoreline. Anything which creates a line or division in the picture. Whether the line rises or falls creates different feelings about the photo.

petapixel.com/2016/09/14/20-composition-techniques-will-improve-photos

Sep 14, 2016 ... It is often said that triangles and diagonals add 'dynamic tension' to a photo. My mother in law also does an excellent job of adding tension to any scene. What do we mean by 'dynamic tension' though? This can be a tricky one to explain and can seem a bit pretentious. Look at it this way, horizontal lines ...