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.
ADAPTED FROM PHOTOGRAPHY FOUNDATIONS FOR ART & DESIGN: THE CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY HANDBOOK BY MARK GALER (FOCAL PRESS, 2007, $29)._