Photo Tip of the Month - Maximize your Depth-of-Field with Hyperfocal Distance
Hyperfocal? That sounds like a growth that you should have surgically removed! ("Yes, honey. The doctor said I have a hyperfocal. The surgery is scheduled for Saturday".)
Well, it's not. It's actually a neat trick that will give you more depth-of-field than you would get otherwise.
One technique I like to use in landscape photography is to have a strong
foreground element. Hyperfocal distance comes in *very* handy as I try
to keep both the foreground and background sharp.
Take a look at the article - and give it a try yourself!