Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Hyperfocal distance, part of Learning Photography: Autofocus.
- [Voiceover] Whenever I hear photographers…talking about hyper focal distance,…I tend to tune in a little bit…and see what it is they're going to say…because I find that a lot of photographers…don't understand hyper focal distance…and more importantly,…they limitations of the general concept…of hyper focal distance.…First off, what exactly is hyper focal distance?…Well in essence you can think of hyper focal distance…as being the distance at which you can set focus…and still have infinity in acceptable focus.…So in other words we're talking about…relativity large ranges of depth of field.…
When we're trying to maximize depth of field,…so this is a common issue for landscape photography…for example, where you very commonly want to have…a wide scene with everything from the foreground…all the way to the background in sharp focus.…Let's take a look at an example…and we'll illustrate some of the concepts…and calculations involved with hyper focal distance.…I'm using a little set here…that is of course, trying to mimic the real world…
Photographer and educator Tim Grey explores these questions and more in this exploration of focus and autofocus. And because sharpness isn't everything, Tim also details scenarios where blur can have more impact.
- What is focus?
- Calculating depth of field
- Looking at focus limitations
- Employing autofocus one shot vs. continuous
- Using manual focus
- Setting and choosing focus points
- Controlling depth of field
- Using intentional blur and bokeh
- Finding focus while panning