The foreground elements are extremely important in landscape photography but it can also lead to low quality if that foreground element isn’t interesting enough. Looking for a particular shape, texture, color or other distinctive elements can help you in the decision of including that element in the scene.
It’s very easy to get addicted to the wide lens and at that moment every element can become a foreground element. Using a wide lens has it’s advantages because of the short focus distance and … well … because it’s wide: it gives you the ability to have some interesting points to create your photo. The downsize is that it diminishes the background elements and enlarges the foreground elements. That is why you need to be extra careful when using a 17mm or even lower lens: not every rock, tree or grass patch can be a good foreground element. I also do this mistake and when I go back home to my computer I’m asking myself what was I thinking but as a photographer you’re always learning. Enjoy the video and let me know if you have questions in comments bellow. And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos!