Focusing for Landscape Photography: Live View

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Landscape photographers are always trying to take the guesswork out of finding the optical focal point in their compositions. In this mini-course, photographer Ian Plant shows you how to use live view to achieve that goal. You will learn to use the depth of field preview button to freeze your focal point on the LCD screen. You can then zoom in to check sharpness on the foreground and the background. In other words, live view aids in previewing your focus points before you capture the composition. An alternate method is to make test shots and check each one for sharpness from near to far.


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