Maximise depth of field
Keeping the foreground in focus is key to a strong landscape, and many people use big words that complicate what is essentially a quick adjustment. If you want a bigger depth of field, then use a wide-angle lens and a narrow aperture. This hot shot was taken at 16mm at f/8, ensuring both the grass and the mountain are pin-sharp. Lens choice is also important: the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 used here is super sharp at any aperture.