How To Use Hyperfocal Focusing

Understand and use hyperfocal focusing to create sharper images and enhanced depth of field

Morning Alpenglow on Mt. Whitney, Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California. Sony a7R II, Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS at 150mm. Exposure: 2 sec., ƒ/16, ISO 100.

There seem to be a lot of misconceptions out there when it comes to critical focusing for scenes with lots of depth, like my image above captured in the Alabama Hills in the Eastern Sierra. I’d like to discuss hyperfocal focusing and dispel the myths I commonly hear about how to attain maximum depth of field for any given scene.

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