How to incorporate a vanishing point into your compositions - 5 beautiful examples

First published:
October 21, 2022
Updated:
February 5, 2024

How to incorporate a vanishing point into your compositions - 5 beautiful examples

First published:
October 21, 2022
Updated:
February 5, 2024

The descent to St Abb's Head Lighthouse at sunset. Photo by Matt Dale

Be inspired by these five beautiful and creative examples of vanishing points in photography composition

A vanishing point in photography composition is where two converging leading lines come together, and they can be a beautiful element of photography composition.

There are a few reasons for this, but namely because a vanishing point leads the viewer's eye through the frame, and a carefully placed vanishing point can also create a sense of distance and scale in your composition.

And once you start looking, you'll find opportunity for vanishing points everywhere. Set yourself a challenge one day when you're out with your camera to capture them in as many ways as possible; it'll help you improve your composition skills and you'll get some great shots out of it too. And here are a few beautiful examples for inspiration:

Modern tunnel at night. Photo by Tom Eversley - f/5.6 | 1/50s | ISO 1600
Untitled view of a street in the morning in my hometown Florence.. Photo by Ale Di Gangi - f/2.2 | 1/750s | ISO 25
Remote rural railway tracks lit by a golden sunset above a hill. Photo by Tom Yeoman
An old and abandoned section of Highway 34 in Southeast Iowa with a lone traveler. Photo by Lucas D. Paul -f/6.4 | 1/2000s | ISP 3200
Paris, aerial view at sunset. Paris, France. Photo by Marcello Landolfi
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