Landscape Composition: Using Foreground to Create Depth

Composition plays a hugely important part in landscape photography. Creating depth and guiding the viewer around your image is key to replicating a scene effectively in a 2D space.

In this tutorial, landscape photographer Ross Hoddinott looks at how you can use strong foreground compositions to create that essential depth in a landscape photo.

This video was produced by Nature TTL, in partnership with B&H Photo Video.



Got your eye on some of the gear used in this video? You can find everything at the following links:

Nikon D850:
Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8:

Manfrotto 405 Geared Head:
Gitzo Systematic Legs:


Ross Hoddinott is one of the UK’s leading landscape and close-up photographers. He is the author of several photography books, including The Art of Landscape PhotographyThe Landscape Photography Workshop and From Dawn to Dusk – Mastering The Light in Landscape Photography. Based in the South West of England, Ross is best known for his intimate close-up images of nature, and for evocative landscape photographs. He is an Ambassador for Manfrotto and Nikon UK (2013-15) and co-runs Dawn 2 Dusk Photography.