Strong Foregrounds Make Strong Landscape Photos

When we're shooting a beautiful landscape, we often focus our attention on a distant part of the scene. Including a relevant and appealing foreground subject in our composition helps the viewer feel part of the environment and increases the feeling of depth or distance in the photograph.

In this image some lupine beside a pond reflecting the clouds in evening light makes an interesting foreground to draw the viewer into the scene before their gaze moves on to the distant trees and sky.

Learn more techniques in my Better Landscape Photos class beginning September 28 at the Lifelong Learning Center in Missoula, Montana. Click here to register.