I keep reading about apertures of F/22 for story-telling photos, showing\nforeground grass in focus as well as background mountains in focus. My\nshiny new non-DSLR digital camera I bought (Panasonic Lumix FZ8) only\ncan close the aperture down to F/8. Does this mean I can't get those\nstory-telling, landscape shots with my camera? Do I need a better\ncamera? When I try to take those shots, the camera's auto-focus finds\nsomething to focus on and everything else is out of focus. If I choose\nmanual focus, then whatever I do not focus on is still out of focus. How\ndo I get everything in focus? And can F/8 do it? Is that the problem?\n\nIn contrast, to get those macro shots of the subject popping out of the\nimage so that everything else is totally out of focus, I've been seeing\nthose images with apertures of F/1.4. My camera won't go that big, as\nits biggest setting is F/2.8. When I take the macro shots, the\nbackground is out of focus slightly, but not as much as the images I see\nin magazines, books, and on the web that claim to be at F/1.4. Do I\nneed a better camera? Or is there more technique in getting those shots\nthat I haven't learned?