8 Quick Tips to Transform your Landscape Photography

3. Add Depth with a Foreground

The aim of landscape photography is to transport the viewer¬†into¬†the scene, and the key to unlocking this potential is a sense of depth to the photograph. Remember, we’re trying to portray a three-dimensional scene on a two-dimensional medium, so we need to use everything in our power to add that depth back into the image.

One of the most effective ways of doing this is to use a solid foreground aspect within your image, therefore creating a sense of depth between it and the background. This can be anything that works well in your image: Rocks, people, trees, animals, and even things like waves and shadows can be used.

Remember – When using a foreground the aperture setting becomes a very important tool. Make sure you understand The Exposure Triangle properly!

 The rocks in the foreground of this image add a sense of depth, and break up all the empty space between the camera and the beautiful waterfall in the background.

The rocks in the foreground of this image add a sense of depth, and break up all the empty space between the camera and the beautiful waterfall in the background.

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