2. Look for the Small Details
That immediately brings me to the next tip: when you see an epic backdrop, look around for small things on the ground that you can point your lens at. The trick is to not get overwhelmed by an epic mountain or waterfall as they will appear rather small in your final photo. Look at the small things around you to include them in the photo.
3. Use Smaller Apertures
Use smaller apertures (high f-stop numbers) around f/14-f/16 to get as much into focus as possible. This is especially important when you’re close up to a foreground. try not to close your lens too much (f/18-f/22) as this will decrease image quality.