Everything Sharp from Near to Far

If you are photographing a landscape with close-up flowers and distant mountains or any scene with objects stretching away from the camera, you may struggle to make everything appear in sharp focus, especially when using the automatic settings on your camera. By choosing a small aperture, you can create front to back focus in a variety of situations.

A small aperture of f/22 kept all these boats at Fisherman's Wharf
in sharp focus.

Since shutter speeds can become slow when the aperture is small, it's helpful to use a tripod to keep the camera still during the exposure.

A small aperture of f/16 kept everything from the foreground road and puddle to
the distant mountains and clouds sharply focused.

Learn how to make this and other creative effects with your camera in my one-day Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera class on January 27, 2018, in Missoula, Montana. (There's also a session on February 24.) Any camera that allows you to switch lenses is appropriate for this class. Click here to register online.