Tips on photographing “Bridges”

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THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF BRIDGES!

The famed San Fransisco Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the world. But, we don’t all have bridges like that to take pictures of. So, what about the little small bridges located in a city park?

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There are the beautiful bridges in the botanical gardens, city gardens, etc. Is there any special trick to taking photos of bridges? My question is more like: How do you make bridge photos artistic?

USE THE COMPOSITION RULE OF “LEADING LINES”

Bridges come in a variety of shapes and ideas. If we put together a blog to get a collection of different bridges, we would have an amazing variety. Let’s just look at a few photos of bridges:

Photo by Shellie

Would you walk across that bridge? Hundreds of people do every day.

Photo by Several Seconds

The beauty of this photo is that it just shows the massiveness of how the bridge is constructed. An interesting viewpoint.

Photo by Jacob Surland

And then there is the photo of the beautiful lighted bridge over a calm river. A sight-seeing favorite.

Then the old eastern U.S. bridges that were covered. Magnificent history.

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Photo by JP Freethinker

Even natural bridges are a part of our life.

TAKE PICTURES OF BRIDGES AS DIAGONAL LINES.

The best bridge photos are ones that use the composition rule of “Leading Lines”. When you take a picture of a bridge, look and see how you can get some diagonal leading lines to your photo.

Like these:

Photo by L E Daniel Larsson
Photo by Omar Bariffi

For more help with taking pictures using leading lines, go to: https://123photogo.com/2018/08/27/composition-add-leading-lines/

And another link to help you with taking photos of bridges: https://123photogo.com/2019/11/04/leading-lines-another-aspect-of-composition/

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