At times when you’re photographing scenes like landscapes or architectural structures it is difficult to convey to those viewing your images the scale of what you’re photographing – particularly when the main element in your shot is big.
One technique to bring scale to your image is to include something within it that gives the viewer a point of reference. Something that they are familiar with the size of that shows them what the true proportions of the image are.
You can do this with many elements but one of the best is to include a person in your image. We’re all very in tune with how big the average human being is – so including a person in the shot will immediately give a good point of reference. [read]