using foreground to give depth to your photography by jamie atlas

Life is rarely framed as neatly as we compose our photos. Sometimes that’s exactly what we love about photography – it lends a frame to a piece of life that we might otherwise miss, it elevates the moment. But sometimes, that neat framing removes us from the feeling of the moment all together. One way to maintain the depth and realism of a moment is to include a foreground in your composition. Rather than just focusing on your subject, consider what you’re shooting past.

I wrote a guest post over on the MCP Actions blog about creating a foreground when composing your photos. For the full post, and more photo examples, check it out HERE!