Tabletop Tutorial #2: macro photography using focus stacking

Posted by on Oct 3, 2011 in Photography, Tutorials | One Comment

Arnex pocket watch. ISO 400, 95mm, f/5.6, 1/4s, 36 image focus stack composite.
This week I’m resurrecting my Tabletop Tutorial series by featuring a macro photography technique known as focus stacking. Focus stacking is a digital image processing technique that combines multiple images taken at different focus distances. The composite image offers a tack-sharp subject from stem to stern. If you’re looking to achieve greater depth of field in your macro photography and don’t want to drop a load of cash on an expensive macro lens, try this fun and highly effective technique.

Have a look at my quick video tutorial for details on focus stacking workflow using Helicon Remote and Focus software:

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  1. Toad Hollow Photography
    October 3, 2011

    Awesome stuff here, Chris! I’ll be back to pour over this in much greater detail the first chance I get. Really impressed here!!
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