Landscapes always seemed better to me in the past without people in the images. However, I’ve discovered that adding a human element can increase the drama, interest and creative energy of your landscapes. Also, adding people can bring balance, scale or originality which allows you to ultimately create a one of a kind image. One example of balance is in the image below – the couple capturing a selfie is at the rule of thirds position.
So get out there an shoot landscape images and don’t be afraid to add the human element.
Got any ideas about adding the “human element” to landscape images, leave them in the comments below.
Also see my articles for DPS at http://digital-photography-school.com/author/brucewunderlich/