Quick Digital Imaging Tip 20/101: Get It All in Focus

This is tip #20 of 101 digital imaging tips I plan to post here over the next few months. Stay tuned.

Today's tip: For maximum depth-of-field, use a wide-angle lens, set a small aperture and focus 1/3 into the scene.

Here I use my Canon 5D Mark II and 17-40mm lens @ 22mm. My aperture was f/20.

This is an HDR image from Buddha Park in Vientiane, Laos.

HDR rocks in situations where the contrast range of the scene is just too great to be captured by a digital camera.

I used Nik's HDR Efex Pro to create this image. It's a brand new HDR plug-in. Photomatix is a way-cool HDR program, too.

For discounts and info on both HDR Efex Pro and Photomatix, click here.

Explore the light,