Tip of the Day: Add Depth to Landscapes

• Use a small aperture to obtain more depth of field.• Lines in the foreground—roads, rivers, walls, and fences—will draw the viewer into the image.• Pay attention to the mid- and background. The different planes add to the sense of perspective and immersion.• Lowering the camera or angling it downward makes the foreground meet the camera and gives the viewer a sense of actually being in the scene. ADAPTED FROM PHOTOGRAPHY FOUNDATIONS FOR ART DESIGN: THE CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY HANDBOOK BY MARK GAL

Foreground subjects create the illusion of depth and can lead a viewer into a landscape image. Just remember these pointers:

• Use a small aperture to obtain more depth of field.
• Lines in the foreground—roads, rivers, walls, and fences—will draw the viewer into the image.
• Pay attention to the mid- and background. The different planes add to the sense of perspective and immersion.
• Lowering the camera or angling it downward makes the foreground meet the camera and gives the viewer a sense of actually being in the scene.
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ADAPTED FROM PHOTOGRAPHY FOUNDATIONS FOR ART & DESIGN: THE CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY HANDBOOK BY MARK GALER (FOCAL PRESS, 2007, $29)._