Photography Tips #6 : Landscapes….With A Low F-number!
If you have a main subject in your landscape that you want to draw attention to (a tree, a building, castles etc) then you don’t always need a high depth of field. Try choosing a low f-number and focus on this main object. This will make your main point of interest crispy clear in sharpness. Assuming you’re not right up next to it (which you probably wont be if it’s a landscape), the surrounding area will only have a gentle softness to it, drawing yet more attention to the main subject. There you will have a great landscape picture with the main point of interest in perfect sharpness!
If you want to see how this looks in practice, click on the link below and look at this picture of a chapel in a cemetery. It was only taken at f-3.5!