Our eyes naturally follow lines of contrast and lines in general. Using lines within your photograph can keep a viewer engaged and lead them to the subject. These lines often give you a sense of place, through materials and other elements, while also emphasizing the main subject. Leading lines may seem simple and possibly obvious but they can prove to be incredibly powerful in truly creating an engaging experience out of an otherwise static photograph.
Using shallow focus and leading lines can create a sense of mystery with lines leading into the unknown. Looking up at a subject will typically create lines leading to a point, when it comes to buildings, and this could be a specific detail you would like to highlight. Exposing for highlights can bring a lot of contrast to and image and truly draw out the lines throughout the photograph and put leading lines to use in bringing emphasis and clarity to your subject.
How do you use this technique?