2 Don’t worr y about contr olling the eye
The composition doesn't control the eye. The eye doesn't flow along contours, and it doesn’t move in ovals or spirals as many theorists have claimed. Eye tracking scanpath studies show that the viewer’s eyes leap from one point of interest to another in rapid succession, about three times per second. Viewers gravitate to faces or figures – or cleavage – wherever you place them in the composition. Viewers look at pictures in individual ways, and it depends on how their minds have been primed by such things as titles or captions.