When you are out and about taking photographs, why not create an interesting range of images from one location. First shoot a few overall views of the scene, then move closer to capture detail.
The success of a landscape photograph depends on the composition and the light. It helps to include something in the foreground – a wall or fence, for example. This gives scale to the image and also leads the eye into the picture.
You don’t have to shoot from your normal eye-level. Moving the camera closer to the ground can mean that a previously insignificant clump of flowers now becomes the foreground interest. Low-angle shots often work better with the camera turned to a vertical format.
Remember, too, the rule of thirds. Imagine that two vertical lines divide the frame into three equal segments. Placing one of the main subjects, such as a tree or a building, on or near one of these lines will usually give a more dynamic image than positioning the main subject in the centre