Quick Tip #19: Anatomy of a Landscape Photo

Use this recipe for all your landscape photos, and you won’t go wrong. Divide up your frame into three areas. For example, if you’re at a beach, the sky is your background, the water is your middle-ground, and the beach is your foreground. Include all three in your frame! And don’t forget to include a subject in the foreground—something that a lot of people miss. The subject pivots the viewer to the location and makes them feel like they are really there. If there is no object there, then go find one and place it there! You can always find a rock, or a log, or something…