Composition Tip : Royal Enfield at Hemis village

A still from my time-lapse video for Royal Enfield to demonstrate how the position of the bike guides the viewers gaze across the image.

Since the bike is the focal point of the picture, the viewer's attention would first fall on the bike and then the position of the bike would determine where the viewers attention would be directed next.

In this shot the bike is pointing towards the road and the village/mountain landscape and so naturally it guides the viewers attention to explore the rest of the frame.

Now imagine the same setting, but the handlebar turned in the opposite direction toward the edge of the photo. Now it would have the unwanted effect of abruptly guiding the viewers attention out of the picture. Which is not what we want.

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