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The Enthusiast's Guide to Composition by Khara Plicanic

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13. ADD DEPTH WITH FOREGROUND

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IN A COMPOSITION, you have three basic layers: the foreground (the area in front of your subject), your subject, and the background (the area behind your subject). Most people focus the majority (if not all) of their attention on the subject. Some may briefly scan the background, and far fewer will give the foreground any thought at all.

Obviously, your subject is important, and in Chapter 1 we looked at why it’s important to keep an eye on your background. But the foreground isn’t chopped liver. You can use it to add depth (and interest) to your images by composing the scene with objects somewhere between you and ...

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