What's in Front of You?

Pioneer Mountains
Beaverhead National Forest, Montana

 When using a wide-angle lens to create a landscape image, pay attention to what is close to you, not just the distant scene. Find an interesting subject related to the scene, such as these sagebrush bushes, move the camera in close and low, and you invite your viewer to "step into" the picture. If you photograph from your standing height, you shoot over these objects, often  leaving the foreground in your pictures empty of anything visually interesting.

Learn more tips for improving your images in Fundamentals of Photo Composition, an online course beginning October 28, 2020, through the Lifelong Learning Center in Missoula, Montana. Click here to register.