Four Ways to Achieve Maximum Depth of Field

Landscape photo with several arrows pointing to potential focus points. Where do you focus to achieve maximum depth of field? Screenshot from Marcus MacAdam's video
Where do you focus to achieve maximum depth of field? Screenshot from Marcus MacAdam’s video

By Frank Gallagher, NANPA Blog Coordinator

Landscape photographers often want to get the greatest possible depth of field in their photos. In other words, they want to make sure everything from near to far is in focus. To do that, several factors come into play: the distance to the nearest object, your choice of lens, of aperture, and of where you place your focus point. Of these, the most important might just be the last, and there are several methods that can help you determine exactly where to focus your camera. You might have thought that where you place your focus point would be pretty cut and dried, but there are several schools of thought on how to determine just where that should be. There are even different interpretations of what “infinity” means!

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