Nailing the Focus in Landscape Photography

"How do you get such sharp landscape photos?"
This is one of the most common questions I'm asked, and one of the most difficult to answer! There are so many factors involved in nailing the focus in Landscape Photography, so I've created an in-depth video to address them all.

We will do a deep-dive into focusing - everything from camera settings, to what to focus on, the differences in lens types and how to focus stack images. It is NOT a physics lecture! This 90-min video is a presentation of practical information from a hands-on perspective.
You'll also receive a summary document, and you will have access to the video for two weeks.

Nailing the Focus in Landscape Photography - online workshop with Mieke BoyntonVirtual Workshop - Composition in Landscape Photography

Experience level:   Intermediate / Advanced
Format: video (pre-recorded)
Duration:   90mins
Cost:   $25 (AUD)

What topics will be covered?

• Choosing the focus mode
• Choosing the focus point
• How aperture affects focus
• The distance between your camera and the nearest subject
• The distance between your subject and the background
• Wide-angle lenses, Telephoto lenses, Zoom lenses and Prime lenses – how the mechanics of your lens affects focus
• The minimum focusing distance of your lenses
• Finding the “sweet spot” for your lenses
• The hyperfocal distance
• Vibration Reduction / Image Stabilisation and using a tripod
• Getting accurate focus in the dark
• Focus Peaking
• Focus Stacking


Recent Reviews:

"If you are a keen landscape photographer, then you will find this course invaluable. Mieke has a wonderful way of sharing her knowledge is both a simple and informative way. I would highly recommend this course for someone who is keen to keep improving and refining their techniques for taking photographs in the landscape.”

"Nailing the focus in landscape photography” - what a great workshop! I learnt so many important tips to elevate my skills that I wish that I had known sooner. What I have learnt from Mieke in a couple of hours is going to make a big difference to my photography and I can’t wait to get out and put these new skills into practice. The workshop is presented in a way that is easy to follow with great examples to assist with understanding. The course notes that you can print off complement the video and make it so easy to follow. This workshop was absolute value for money, and I thoroughly enjoyed this mode of learning. The ability to replay it over a couple of weeks is perfect so you can enjoy and learn at your own pace. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to learn more about landscape photography from Mieke, it was excellent!

"I found this workshop to be incredibly helpful for improving my landscape photography. I learnt things I did not know before, and it surprised me. I particularly enjoyed the workshop because Mieke used several of her own stunning landscape images to illustrate the focus points she would choose, and why, and she also challenged participants to give their thoughts. The workshop covers a lot of essential information for landscape photography but I felt the pace was perfect for me, with enough detail but not so much that it was overwhelming. I was able to follow Mieke's explanations easily; she is an excellent teacher. The accompanying notes are really clear and comprehensive. I will definitely do more of Mieke's workshops, whether live or on zoom if we are confined to lockdown. Thank you Mieke!"

"I watched "Nailing The Focus In Landscape Photography" - Mieke had lots of great tips that I will find helpful for landscape photography. The supplied pdf was very handy to add extra notes too and it's a good summary of the tutorial for reference later. I also enjoyed the exercise she offered during the video to find her focus point in her images and the explanations of why she chose that area. Mieke's passion for photography and teaching is evident which is why I enjoy her videos."

"Thank you for such a concise and informative video. I found the "down to a few basics that do matter" approach, with reinforced messages extremely beneficial. The slides with the summary messages will travel with me in pursuit of first class landscapes."

"Nailing the Focus in Landscape Photography" is my third workshop that I have done, and each of them have been absolutely amazing. I have learnt so much, and it has clarified a lot for me and made elements of taking landscape photos a lot clearer. Maybe it's because Mieke was a teacher previously, but she definitely has a way to simplify various aspects of photography so it's easy to understand. The print-out that she has is fantastic to not only keep as a reference but to write your own notes so you can always go back and revisit various aspects that you may want to familiarise yourself with again. I am definitely looking forward to doing a couple of her other workshops. So thank you Mieke for all the hard work you have done in making these presentations/ workshops so awesome!"

“This is the second workshop of Mieke's that I've done - she is a great teacher and delivers information in a structured and enthusiastic way. She is a very personable lady and I found it easy and enjoyable to watch and listen to all her excellent teachings. She is incredibly knowledgeable in photography and there is absolutely nothing that you couldn't ask her! This topic is complex and there's a huge amount of information about it - Mieke explained the confusing bits very well with simplified analogies in a way that was easy to understand and remember.  I would thoroughly recommend Mieke's workshops to any photography enthusiast."

"This is the first workshop I have done with Mieke. I found it easy to follow, very informative and comprehensive and she was very willing to answer questions along the way. The accompanying notes were also well presented and meant you didn't have to furiously write everything down. Particularly liked her examples of photos and discussing where to focus."


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