Photographing small products can often result in the dilemma of not being able to achieve sufficient depth of field. So how can we overcome this?
In this live photography workshop, Karl demonstrates how to photograph a close up macro shot using the technique of focus stacking, explaining what exactly focus stacking is, when and how to use it and how to get the best results.
Throughout the show, Karl covers concepts such as magnification, tilt-shift, hyper-focal distance and more. In addition to showing you how to do a complete focus stack, from selecting the best aperture to changing your focus points and putting it all together in post, Karl also gives a quick run-through of the lighting setup used for the shot.
Topics covered in this show include:
- What is focus stacking
- How to focus stack images for greater depth of field
- Hyper-focal distance
- Tilt-shift photography vs focus stacking
- Lens diffraction
- Software for focus stacking
For more information about the software Karl used in this show, please visit Helicon Soft’s website.
If you have any questions about this show, please post in the comment section below.