We’ve all seen wonderful images where a particular subject is in focus and the rest of the image is soft, so our eyes are drawn to the main element. This week, we want to see Everything In Focus. This is where your choices of subject, composition, lens selection and depth of field all come together to give us sharp images front to back.
Took this in Crete, it is from the entry to the Samariá Gorge. The gorge is situated in the National park of Samaria, in the White Mountains in West Crete. This majestuous gorge is considered one of the great attractions of Crete. It was created by a small river running between the White Mountains (Lefká Óri) and Mt. Volakias.
I took some with f/22, but as I did not have a tripod, the are a bit shaky. I think this is a sweet spot for these shot f/14
- Stability: Use a tripod or some sort of support to eliminate any chance of camera shake.
- Shutter Speed: A high enough shutter speed to freeze any motion in your shot will get rid of blurs caused by movement.
- Depth Of Field: Focusing to infinity at the highest aperture (f/22) isn’t always the best choice. Picks an aperture that’s at the sweet spot of your lens – usually a few stops below the max.
- Focus Point: Try focusing at different points – one third of the way in or half the way in and see which gives better results.
- Focus Mode: Single will usually be a better choice than continuous. Also, consider using manual focus to get sharp images.
- Live View: Use live view and zoom in to your focus point to see if it’s sharp enough and lock in your focus.