Foreground Interest Theme

Foreground Interest Theme

As the members of the Peer Mentor Program improve their photo-eye it can be educational to have some monthly peer mentor themes that specifically emphasize composition.  Taking these photos and “voting” on these compositional themes should begin with thoughtful consideration of the chosen theme. 

Foreground Interest has always been an artistic approach in landscape photography and recently the extremely wide angle lenses have increased the focus on  close-up foregrounds.  Photos for the Foreground Interest Theme should begin with a foreground that is clearly in focus,  leads the viewer’s eye into the landscape, and emphasizes depth.

PhotographyLife.com is a really good website for all types photography themes as well as reviews of cameras and lens and just about anything to do with photography.  I found both of these articles helpful in emphasizing foreground.

“Using the Foreground Elements to Create Added Depth”

“Leading the Eye”

LoadedLandscapes.com is a good website for suggestions for where/when and composition for photography.  I found this article to be very helpful.

“How to use Foreground Elements in Composition” 

Digital-Photo-School.com has lots and lots of short articles to help photographers with all kinds of challenges.  It gets right to the point:

“The Importance of an Anchor – Why Foreground Matters”

“Include the Foreground for Dramatic Landscapes”

“Use Layers and Foreground Interest for Better Landscape Photography” 

“How to use Foreground to Create Depth in your Image” 


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