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Finding a Strong Foreground

By Chris Corradino on June 16, 2015


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Finding a Strong Foreground

The gentle hues at dawn are worth getting out of bed for, but color alone won't hold the viewer's interest. To make a dramatic impact on your scenic and travel images, find a strong foreground element. A field of wildflowers for example can be used to balance the composition. To make sure everything is sharp from near-to-far, use a small aperture such as f16. Remember, the greater the f number, the greater the depth of field.

Vast spaces of remarkable beauty can overwhelm even the most seasoned photographers. With all of this incredible subject matter, where does one begin? When this happens, focus your efforts on the smaller details. By slowing the pace, you'll notice the terrific opportunities that most pass right by.

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About the Author

Chris Corradino is the head of the photography mentor program at NYIP. Just like all of our mentors, he is also a professional photographer. See Chris's photography lesson from last week for more.