A Simple Composition Trick to Enhance Your Landscapes

Big Sur Sunset

 

Would you like to turn your snapshots into beautiful landscape photos? The difference between snapshots and photography lies in composition (most of the time, snapshots lack it). Although proper composition is not that easy to master and takes lots of practice, there’s a simple trick that will help you transform your photos and make them look a lot better. This trick works for practically any and really helps you compose your shot quickly and easily. It also works as an exercise for mastering composition.

And now the promised trick:

When you are taking landscape photos, get as close to the ground as possible and use the nearest object as a foreground. 

It’s as simple as that. It doesn’t matter if the foreground object is a stalk of dry grass, a mushroom, just sand or anything else. Just make sure you’re right behind the object and you are still picking up the background (dSLR users should use a wide angle lens). Shooting landscapes this way will create a sense of proportion, draw the viewer’s eye to your line of view and give the viewer a sense that he is entering the picture.

This trick works for all landscape subjects, so it won’t be a problem for you to find the scenes to shoot. And don’t forget to share your photos on DropShots!

 

One thought on “A Simple Composition Trick to Enhance Your Landscapes

  • December 15, 2016 at 9:06 pm
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    The photo example on this page (Big Sur Sunset) is rather dull and boring. This is NOT a good Landscapes photo. I do not know why it has “Sunset” in the title. I see no sunset colors. The weeds in the foreground are distracting. This is a bad snapshot!! Terible suggestion and example.

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