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