While a straight line establishes a clear direction, with reference
to the horizontal and vertical edges of a photograph,
a curve introduces a progressive change in direction.
Straight lines tend to lead the eye directly into or through a photo, whereas curves perform this function with a gentler, fluid-like flow.
attention on a specific area within an image.
The following photos show how DIG members have explored the use of curves in their photos.
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