Where to focus on something going away from you

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  1. Renol

    Renol TPF Noob!

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    I'll post this photo of mine as an example.

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    When you're shooting something going away from you that starts up close (a fence, a trail of foot prints, etc) where is the "ideal" focus point? I seem to recall that if you're shooting a landscape for instance that the ideal point to focus on is the point 2/3 of the way to the top of your frame. Does that hold true for everything or is it simply "play it by ear" and go from there? In the case of the photo posted, the focus point is on the far fence post as opposed to up close.
     
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    Focus on what ever your trying to draw attention too
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What's your subject? The fence pole on the left, or the fence pole on the right? Are they both, then maybe you should change the aperture to increase depth of field so both are in focus.

    Think about that next time. What are you trying to show off? Hair thin depth of field isn't the solution for every photo.
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    If you want it all in focus use smaller aperture and focus halfway
     

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