I have been reading in a camera magazine about depth of field and the benefits of using this technique to improve focussing in the foreground to infinity but I am not sure what setting to use for the focus in my landscape shots. For example, I always use a tripod when shooting landscapes but do I tilt the camera to the required hyperfocal distance and lock my focus before re-composing my shot and also what is the best focus to use. For stationary subjects I have set my Nikon camera to AF-S Single-servo AF for landscapes and set the AF-Area Mode to Single point and moved the focus point to approximately a third of the way into the scene and used this setting to take my shot. Is this the correct way to use the hyperfocal technique or should I simply compose my shot and use the Auto-area setting for landscapes.
Any help on this subject would be gratefully appreciated!!
Gary novice Nikon D3000 user