Wanting to take better pictures of local hiking trails, I consulted the web on the subject of photo composition, compiling the notes and links that you see here; as informal an education as you can possibly get.
Photography is sometimes reduced to three steps:
The emphasis here is strictly on subject and composition in an outdoor setting.
Not many photos here, but lots of notes. Thanks to all the web authors who gave so freely (if they only knew). My apologies for any and all plagiarized snippets.