Category Archives: focus stacking
Little Blue Flowers
I was so busy taking multiple photos for a focus stack of this plant that I did not notice that I was kneeling in a patch of poison ivy. Fortunately, I was not affected and got the shot with no ill effects.
From the looks of the leaves and thorny branches, I believe this if a type of wild raspberry.
Taking a break from the manipulated rock painting and doing macro shots at home. I’m not done with the rock art yet, more coming soon.
Ready For A Close-up
This gallery contains 2 photos.
One of my remaining lenses for my Canon cameras is a Canon 100mm 2.8 macro. The first image I chose to allow a bit of background bokeh and the other I used focus stacking.
Up close and personal with one of my favorite blossoms in the garden. Detail achieved by focus stacking 40 images using a Canon 100mm 2.8 macro lens. ISO 50, 100mm, f/3.2
A Bad Stack…
or accidental art?
When blending this stack of images, I did not align the images first. Although not what I was expecting, it turned in to an interesting piece of art.
As time permits, I am continuing to learn more about focus stacking. Since spring is doing it’s best to finally make an appearance in northern Minnesota, the garden is doing it’s best to respond. A few small flowers have sprung up and it seemed a good opportunity to try capturing two small clumps of blooms.
The first group is a stack of 22 images, the second was 19. If you look closely on the first, you will notice the tip of one leaf in the foreground where I missed focus. I missed several on the second. I’m excited by the possibilities of using focus stacking and look forward to applying it in other ways.
My set-up: Canon DSLR, Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro, ASUS Android tablet running DSLR Controller (works with most Canon DSLRs). I export images from Lightroom as Photoshop layers, then use the Auto-Align if needed and Auto-Blend for combining the stack. There are many videos on You-Tube that describe the technique.