Monday, October 18, 2010

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,

1 comment:

CGarison said...

Doesn't dust removal in post processing become a problem when shooting at smaller apertures. I know I have to carry a rocketblower, microfiber cloth, and a lens pen when shooting like this to cut down on the cleanup in post processing. But, it is always worth the time and effort to clean the lens and then clean up the artifacts still left behind because the depth and clarity of shooting with this style pops when tonemapping/HDR techniques are applied in post processing.