Here is a method for producing extra depth of field in all, or just part, of your picture. We decided to put this tutorial in the 'photography' section rather than the 'Photoshop' section because, although the large part of the explanation is about what you do in Photoshop, the planning and execution starts at the photography stage.
Have you ever got home after what you thought was a great day’s photography, only to upload your images and find that they were sharp in either the foreground or background but with the rest of the image not quite in focus?
By applying the simple rules of Hyperfocal Distance you can be sure that you are shooting images which are sharp from foreground to background on almost every occasion. We will be using an image that we took recently of Castlerigg Stone Circle to show you how you can put these simple rules into practice so that you can obtain maximum depth of field (DOF) in all your landscape images.
Depth of field refers to the area of a scene which appears focussed. It is a product of three factors - the lens aperture, the focal length, and how far from the subject we are. This article covers these three factors and looks at how we can use them to control depth of field in our photography.
In this tutorial we discuss the depth of field (DOF) and deal with such questions as: "How sharp is the image at the DOF limits? Can you trust DOF scales? What aperture should you choose for optimum sharpness when the subject spans a range of distances?"
Depth of Field in photography is one of the most important tools that you can use to assist you in achieving much better results as you understanding of how important your point of focus is and how to in that include your subjects as part of the background, or to separate them from the background.
This video is another example of using Depth Of Field, it is about getting away from your computer and taking photographs.
As daunting as it may seem, Depth Of Field is actually very easy to understand and easy to use in your photography, the creative aspect comes when you wish to provide a particular mood for your photography.