Two of the most fundamental and yet deceptively tricky aspects of landscape photography are knowing where to place your focus point and what to expose for. If you are new to the genre and looking to improve, check out this helpful video tutorial that will walk you through the two topics with a variety of helpful examples.
Coming to you from Anthony Morganti, this great video tutorial will show you how to expose a landscape photo and where to place the focus point. One important technique to learn is using the hyperfocal distance. The hyperfocal distance is simply the closest focus distance at which objects at infinity are still in focus. In other words, it is the focus distance that gives you maximum depth of field. While you might sometimes want to focus on a super-close element, the hyperfocal distance will allow you to tackle a lot of scenarios and come away with a sharp image. An app like PhotoPills typically has a hyperfocal distance calculator built in. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Morganti.
And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out “Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi.”