Scale is Important in Landscapes

When working with landscapes the scale of the river, the mountains, the clouds or the visual plain are all very important. If you have a massive cloud bank and you’re trying to emphasize those clouds then you need to have less foreground. If the field in front of you is so massive, getting low and shooting up will emphasis it. No matter what the subject is there is a way emphasis it and thus give a sense of scale as to how big or small that object is in the frame. My buddy Taylor is a great example of scale in this photo being so small next to the Madison River. I was shooting wide with the 24-70 f/2.8 and D4 at the time but his bright shirt and dark background make him pop nonetheless.


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