One of the common goals of a landscape photograph is to show depth—either to show the viewer how vast a landscape is or to help lead the viewer’s eye from the foreground into the background.
You might think that adding depth is as simple as using a wide angle lens, but it’s a little more subtle than that.
Here are a few ways to show depth in a landscape photo:
1. Focus on elements that lead the viewer’s eye
The general thing to remember with capturing depth in a landscape is to focus on elements that naturally lead the viewer’s eyes through all dimensions of the landscape. This could be things like a fallen tree that points towards the back of the frame and leads the eye to the base of a mountain, or a stream that serves a similar purpose. [Read more…] about How To Show Depth In Landscapes