1. Pick out a focal point
Just because you are taking a landscape shot, doesn’t mean you should forget about a focal point. All pictures benefit from having one, as this ensures your eyes have something or someone to focus on.
For a landscape shot, this could be anything from a local going about their business to the ruins of a decaying building. The main thing to remember is to think carefully about where you want to position this focal point, as that’s where your viewer’s eye will rest.
2. Think about the foreground and background
Identify whether you want your landscape shot to have either a dominant foreground or background, as to have neither can result in your shot looking empty and boring.
If the sky is looking a little bland, place a point of interest in the foreground of your shot. This will really help your scene stand out and offer the viewer a way into the image. Remember you can always enhance your skies in post-production for that extra ‘wow’ factor.