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The technique creates a depth for beginners

I will explains how to add depth to your images by using foreground interest to lead the eye into frame

As landscape photographers, we often go to great length to be in the right place at the right time to get the shot. we set the alarm for the early hours, drive for miles and then walk, head torch on, through semi-darkness to be set up and ready for the first shades of dawn colour light the scene that we have usually spent many hours researching in advance. Every time we look at such a scene. we are faced with the difficult challenge of how to convy the feeling of depth in the three-dimensional view in a two-dimensional photograph.

One way to create a feeling of depth is to emphasise the foreground by composing the image to include a point of interest at the bottom of the frame. A strong element in the foreground gives the viewer a point of entry into picture - a place to start that will hopefully lead them through the composition to the subject of the image.

Just about anything can work as foreground interest, but while it may be tempting to use the first object you see, it's worth stepping back to consider the bigger picture for a moment. Taking time to find a physically of visually, with the rest of the image, rather than just being an object to fill the bottom of the frame, will result in a more satisfying photo.

The subject could be a strong object, such as a rock formation that nicely frames the bottom of a mountain view, a jetty leading the eye into a lakeland scene, or something more subtle like a shape or pattern of foreground plants that is repeated in distant trees. On the other hand, you could use a foreground with constrasting shapes or textures to the background. Whatever you choose, it's worth spending some time looking for the link that will lead the viewer into your photo to explore further.

As well as considering "what" you place in the foreground, it's also important to think carefully about "where" you place it in the frame. While