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April 13th, 2016

Focus-Stacking Season

Posted By Michael Frye
Poppies, lupines, goldfields, and tri-colored gilia, Merced River Canyon, Sierra Nevada foothills, CA, USA
It’s spring, which means it’s wildflower season, and focus-stacking season. Last week my wife Claudia and I spent an afternoon photographing flowers in the Merced River Canyon, just west of Yosemite. It was a little past the peak of the wildflower season there, but we still found some nice patches of poppies mixed with other flowers. As I was processing the images later, it occurred to me that all of them required focus stacking. Literally every single one. And this is very common for me when photographing wildflowers.
 
November 21st, 2015

Multiple Focus Options from a Single Shot? Yup.

Posted By Staff
PanasonicPostFocus screenshot
Focus points can make all the difference in a shot, and Panasonic’s new firmware update brings a new option for choosing a focus area whether you want to adjust a landscape or collect multiple images for focus stacking. Although only available for the Panasonic LUMIX GX8, G7 and FZ300 (at least for now), the one-shutter-press …
 
January 5th, 2015

Behind The Shot: “Photographing Snowflakes Series” by Don Komarechka – Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Macro close-up of snowflake crystals highly detailed black background focus stacking multiple exposure
Snow: most “fair weather photographers” avoid it, but it can be the most captivating subject you put in front of your camera all winter. With enough magnification in your lens, you can capture an unseen world of natural beauty just two feet from your back door. There are a number of challenges you’ll need to …
 
March 19th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Extreme Macro Moth” by Johan J Ingles-Le Nobel – Holmbury St. Mary, England

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Closeup macro photography of a micro moth Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm f/3.5 lens with Nikon CFI Plan 10x/.25 objective telescope eyepiece, 75 stacked JPGs Zerene Stacker focus stacking software and finished off with the Topaz Detail sharpening
There’s a hidden world of frantic insect activity at night that is rarely photographed or observed – the world of moths. Contrary to popular opinion, moths fly both by day and by night, and they’re on the wing every day of the year – including even the depths of winter when the rest of the …
 
December 12th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Snowflakes’ by Don Komarechka – Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Extreme macro close up of snowflakes crystal structure macro extension tubes photography depth of field tips how to shoot take pictures
Snowflakes are an interesting photographic challenge. Their diminutive size brings many difficulties common to macro photography, and the cold environment does not offer any comfort. Still, the tiny snowflake can be an endless source of opportunity for a photographer up to the task. The process is relatively low-tech: get a dark woolen garment (I use …
 
December 13th, 2012

Diffraction and Focus Stacking Tutorial

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Diffraction and Focus Stacking Tutorial for Photoshop CS6 by Jay Goodrich
Here’s a little video that highlights how I overcome diffraction issues with today’s digital cameras and lenses by stacking multiple focal point images in Adobe Photoshop CS6 via Adobe Lightroom 4.