- Drop to the ground and shoot in prone position, parallel to the ground. A grass or flower-level POV is interesting at times. Beware of ants or bugs. - Look up and shoot the sky through the trees - ultra-wide helps here, but exposure can be difficult. - Use natural objects such as trees to frame your image.
When I see something I want to photograph I'll photograph right away. After that, I make sure to shoot from many different angles, perspectives, distances, different settings, etc... aside from the very first thing I saw.
By giving it a lot of time and thought. I usually do my homework. I know where and when I want to be. I know what kind of photos I can hope for, even before I drive out.
When I arrive at the destination, I don't rush through taking photos and leave. I generally spend several hours to survey and plan my shots. I consult compass (to learn where the sun will appear on my photos), and sky map.
I do that some times. I once waited, I think it was 2 months in order to get a shot that I wanted. Until then the weather wasn't cooperating, I needed a real torrential downpour to get the shot.
But, sometimes, you just see something, like the other day, when I saw the sun getting near to a building, and moved around a bit to get the best perspective I could. I'll probably post that later this morning.
When shooting landscapes you are often using wide or ultra wide angle lenses where things in the foreground tend to be dominant subjects with the background receding rapidly into the distance. The wider the lens, the bigger difference in between a couple of feet closer to your foreground subject. Shooting at waist height or knee height will make a big difference compared to eye level. Unfortunately, I'm not as young as I once was and those shots are getting more difficult.
I've taken to holding my P&S like an oldschool view camera. At about waist level looking down at the articulated LCD screen. It's actually not just a good way to stabilize the camera, but it helps a lot with getting a slightly different angle on things.
I wasn't able bring my tripod with me to China, so I had to learn to stabilize as best I could.
It's also nice for times when I want to get a quick snapshot of myself.
The one thing the 60D has that the 7D doesn't, which I would have liked, is the articulated screen. I know I can get an angle-finder, but it's really not the same and it's pretty much only useful for when the camera is really low.