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Project 52 : Week 15 - Leading Lines

Leading lines can be fun to find when shooting. Anything can be a leading line from the right angle. The idea with leading lines is to find a line and use it to "point" to your subject. It will lead the viewer's eye right to the focal point of the image. It's often fun to pair leading lines with framing and the rule of thirds like I did here to create an even more dramatic image. In this image I used Lightroom to edit and darkened the left side of the photo so the brightest part of the image would be next to Landon.

On this night, the boys wanted to bring ALL.THE.SPORTS. to the park - basketball, baseball, tennis and and the wagon. So we played all the sports and enjoyed the beautiful spring weather we are having lately. Check out more from our evening in this post.

A note about my settings and setup (shot in manual mode).

  1. I have been loving the 35mm lens lately. It gives me tons of room to move around and still get everything in the frame.

  2. I set the aperture first to 400 because it was golden hour and the sun was slowly setting.

  3. Next I set the aperture to 3.2 so that the foreground and background would be blurred out. I didn't go anymore open because I wanted to have just a bit of wiggle room for focus since the kids were moving.

  4. I set the shutter speed to get the proper exposure. I kept it super fast since the boys were playing sports and moving all around. You can see that Landon is actually taking a step here and the fast shutter speed froze his motion.

If you would like to join me this year and complete your own Project 52, download my prompt guide and follow along.

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