Imagine yourself out in the wilderness at sunset, with a wall of moss-covered rocks in the foreground, an elegantly shaped tree slightly farther away and snow-capped mountains in the distance. How can you get all three of these elements in focus in the rapidly changing light? That’s where using hyperfocal distance can help.
Although it sounds intimidating, and involves math and physics, the concept is simple. The hyperfocal distance is the spot where you focus your camera to ensure maximum depth of field, going all the way to infinity. Read more.