With landscape photography, the accepted standard is to ensure that everything in the picture frame appears to be in sharp focus. This raises the question that is most vexing to landscape photographers: Where do you focus your lens to get everything in focus?
In this mini-course, world-renowned professional photographer Ian Plant explains everything you need to know about focusing for landscape photography in plain, non-technical terms, taking the mystery out of complex topics including hyperfocal distance, depth of field, and focus stacking. Ian shares his simple yet effective workflow for making sharply focused landscape photos, including both field and digital darkroom techniques. He also demonstrates his lessons with real-world examples. By the end, you’ll realize that focusing for landscape photography isn’t really all that difficult, and you’ll be ready to get out there and make razor-sharp landscape photos.
See all videos in our Landscape Focusing Mini-Course:
- Focusing for Landscape Photography – Course Preview
- Focusing for Landscape Photography: Hyperfocal Distance
- Focusing for Landscape Photography: Live View
- Focusing for Landscape Photography: Focus Stacking