Composing pictures with foreground interest: simple ways to draw in the eye

    | Landscape | Photography Tips | 30/10/2012 12:08pm

    Final tips for composing pictures with better foreground interest


    Landscape Photography Tips: foreground

    Learn from others
    Study the images taken by your favourite photographers and try to work out which are the compositional elements that make them stand out.

    Try vertical stitching
    Try stitching several vertical frames together to create a horizontal one. Apart from the obvious increase in resolution,  the biggest advantage is that you can overcome the limits imposed by your camera gear, such as the sensor shape and size, the focal length of your lenses and their field of view.

    Know your location
    To understand how the light falls on a scene, you may need to return to it several times. “If the place is not too far away, I keep going there until I find the best conditions, looking for that moment when I feel I got to the right place at the right time,” says De Faveri.

    It’s not just about boulders and streams
    Remember that people and animals can also add significant foreground interest, particularly in context against the landscape.

    Use your imagination
    Keep walking and exploring – don’t just pick the most obvious foreground element, such as wet boulders on the beach. It’s a real cliché.

    PAGE 1: What is foreground interest?
    PAGE 2: Set up your camera to create depth
    PAGE 3: Final tips for composing pictures with foreground interest


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    Posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 12:08 pm under Landscape, Photography Tips.

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