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 natural history and landscape photographers. He is the author of many photography books, including The Art of Landscape Photography and The Landscape Photography Workshop. 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 Nikon UK and co-runs Dawn 2 Dusk Photography.