A to Z Challenge: H is for Hyperfocal

Welcome to today’s post for the great Blogging A to Z Challenge!

Today is H is for Hyperfocal.

I know, Hyperfocal.  Pretty fancy term!   From what I can see, it means “the distance between a camera lens and the closest object that is in focus when the lens is focused at infinity.”  Yes.  Infinity!  Do I know what this means?  Absolutely not!

I can tell you though, when you do a little reading about Hyperfocal, you see a lot of mathematical equations attached to it.  Just check out http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/hyperfocal-distance.htm and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperfocal_distance.  And also http://digital-photography-school.com/getting-landscapes-sharp-hyperfocal-distances-and-aperture-selection/.

So, what I have gotten out of this cursory research is that Hyperfocal really comes into play when the subject matter of your photo extends way, way, way off into the distance and nothing particular is needed to be focused on.  In fact, it sounds like it’s something to work on when you want everything in that vast extending landscape to be in focus.

Ok, this is really too advanced for me.  Here are some pretty pictures I took while I was away on my one day of away-vacation.  Note that I have a lot of pictures to go through.  These are just some I pulled out at random for today’s post (and they have nothing to do with Hyperfocal at all…)









Posted on April 9, 2016, in A to Z Challenge and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Useful on camera info.

    And nice thoughts .

    @dixita011 from
    Cafenined words

  2. Hey? Is that infinity I see there? 🙂

  3. Yes, it sounds like a fancy term for infinite focus. Just tighten your aperture (higher f stop numbers) to make the camera more like a pinhole camera. That will give you a large depth of field.

    Rhonda at AlbomAdventures.com
    One of Alex’s ninja minions

  4. What you describe reminds me of pictures of The Milky Way, or The Aurora Borealis. 🙂

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