5 Different Ways to Choose Where to Focus a Landscape Photo

Choosing where to focus in a landscape photo can be a tricky thing, with photographers often resorting to techniques like using the hyperfocal distance or focus stacking. If that is something you struggle with, this excellent video will show you five different ways to choose where to focus in a landscape image. 

Coming to you from Thomas Heaton, this great video features him discussing five different ways to choose where to focus in your landscape photos. This is something that can be deceptively tricky, especially since we are used to simply aiming to get everything in the frame as sharp as possible. I have often simply resorted to using the hyperfocal distance, and while this can be perfectly effective for making sharp images, there is more to be gained by controlling where you focus with more intention, something I have tried to actively work on in my own photos. When combined with composition and the interplay of light and shadow, it is a powerful way to lead the viewer's eye through the photo. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Heaton.

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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