I’ve written here before about lines – specifically leading lines. But there are all kinds of lines that can help you compose a photograph more interestingly.
If you’re in a photographic rut, start looking for lines. There are lines everywhere and they make great compositional elements.
Look for diagonal lines, horizontal lines and vertical lines. Look for straight lines and crooked lines.
Give yourself a photo assignment. Grab a camera and a medium telephoto lens and go out looking for lines. Look for single lines or repeating lines.
There are lines in roads, fences, buildings, lines at boat docks, on football fields; heck there are even lines in the sky sometimes.
You can use lines to lead the viewer’s eye from one point to another in a photo.