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CHAPTER 5. IMPRESSIVE LANDSCAPES > 41 Enchanting Landscapes with Depth

41 Enchanting Landscapes with Depth

To ensure your pictures have that certain something, many factors must be considered, especially composition, light, and focus. To lend depth to landscape images, you can include an object in the foreground, such as a branch that juts into the frame or a couple of boulders. Done well, this technique will cause the eye to spend time wandering through the layers of the photo. A great depth of field is achieved by using a wide-angle lens and a small aperture. It’s also useful to consider the shapes of the landscape, the colors, and the sunlight in the various areas of your picture. After a rain shower, the sky often affords a dramatic background when the first rays of sunlight break through the gray cloud cover. All of these details can play ....


  

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