How to calculate hyperfocal distance: free photography cheat sheet

What is hyperfocal distance?

What is hyperfocal distance? Before the introduction of autofocus cameras, the use of ‘hyperfocal distance’ was a popular focus technique used by photographers – and it’s still one of the really neat camera tricks for times when your camera struggles to autofocus in difficult lighting conditions.

Getting sharp images: 7 techniques you need to know starting out

Getting sharp images: every photo technique you need to know starting out

Taking sharp images is perhaps the ultimate goal of any photographer, and it’s only natural then that over the past 150-odd years photographers have found a number of different ways to achieve it.

In the first of a two-part series, our head of testing Angela Nicholson draws on her wealth of experience and explains all of the methods photographers use to get sharp images.

Calculating hyperfocal distance: get sharp photos from front to back

Calculate and set the hyperfocal distance for landscapes: step 1

Do you want to take the sharpest landscape photos possible? Who doesn’t! Our tutorial below demystifies the hyperfocal distance technique and shows you how calculating hyperfocal distance can maximise depth of field in your landscapes to ensure images that are sharp all the way through the frame.

How to focus your camera for any subject or scene: free photography cheat sheet

How to focus your camera for any subject or scene: free photography cheat sheet

Are you tired of soft photos? Few things are as deflating as coming home from what you thought was a great shoot, only to find your images aren’t sharp under closer scrutiny.

After all, knowing how to focus is one of the fundamental skills of being a photographer – yet it’s one of the most common photography problems there is. Thankfully, our latest photography cheat sheet is here to help.