Focusing in Landscapes
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27-12-11, 05:34 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: East Devon
Originally Posted by
Geoff, isn't it 'focus one third into the scene'? My problems with that approach are first that there might mot be anything to focus on 1/3 into the scene, and second... how do I decide what 'the scene' is, and therefore how far away 1/3 is?
Does your camera have a rule of thirds grid option as that can help or through the view finder take an approximate position up from the bottom, with regards to nothing to focus on there is usually something even if it is fairly small and insignificant such as a stone or a bit of ground surface is usually good enough.
Ultimately what we are talking about here is keeping front to back sharp for the purposes of landscape which (without wanting to confuse) is known an hyperfocal distance there is a website
which explains it in a lot of detail together with free charts, there are also apps availabe for the Iphone and I believe android devices.
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