Photography tip – experiment with focus!

Matt Bennett

You don’t have to follow the rules all the time. Try experimenting with different focusing techniques!

Shallow depth of field
Shallow depth of field

We’re usually told that, when photographing landscapes, we need to use a small aperture and get the maximum depth of field possible – with front to back sharpness.

There are comparable ‘rules’ for most other subjects as well, but do we always need to follow these rules?

For example, next time you are taking a landscape image, why not try using a relatively shallow depth of field and drawing attention to one particular area of the scene?

Don’t forget, you can upload your results to the Digital Photographer gallery!

  • Tell a Friend
  • Our Twitter provides the latest photography news and our Facebook fan page is the best place to communicate with other Digital Photographer fans.