Try to encourage the viewer’s eye to go deeper into a picture. Lead the eye around the frame by using:
[straight lines, gentle curves]
[imaginary lines formed by picture elements]
Always make sure there is an object at the “stop” point where the line finishes, which reinforces the lead into something tangible.
[The Time Tunnel – lines converge towards the figure in the bottom left hand third]
[Sunlit Cloisters – imaginary lines formed by arches and shadows converge towards the two windows at the end of the corridor]
[The Long Trek For Water – curved line formed by the footprints lead to the figures at the water hole]
[Lights On London Hill – the snaking s-curve leads off into the distance, but the presence of the car heading towards us stops the eye wandering off too]