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Diagonal lines, S curves & zigzags are all tools of photography compositition that work in essentially the same way.  All are lines we can find within the frame that add interest to our pictures by leading the eye on a journey. Quite simply, the longer it takes for your eye to move around and absord an image, the more interesting you perceive that image to be. Finding and exploiting lines enable us to create more dynamic photographs by creating the longest possible journey for the viewer’s eye to follow.

The longest straight line in your frame is the diagonal line, from corner to corner, like so:

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Diagonal lines have a very strong directional movement; they add depth and suggest distance and perspective. As the human eye tends to drift naturally from the bottom left to top right, diagonals in this direction are the most powerful of all.

So take this example…

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