First Try At Focus Stacking

by Stephen Chappell January. 28, 2017 1225 views


I bought a cheap macro rail the other day. I've been playing with it a bit on macro shots here and there, but I decided I wanted to try something a bit more advanced; I've been wanting to try out focus stacking and this seemed like a good time to try it. So I picked out a wine stopper, set up, and took around a dozen shots at various depths. It didn't come out perfect, but I think it's ok for a first try. What do you think?

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Ram Ya 4 years, 6 months ago

Looks great. I am not familiar with this method or its benefits, would you care to make a guide for us in the forum?
Would love to follow and make some photos from it!

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Stephen Chappell Replied to Ram Ya 4 years, 6 months ago

Thanx! Focus stacking is a method of increasing the depth of field available in a photo. On a macro shot, it's hard to get a deep depth of field, so instead, you take a bunch of shots, each with a different focus point, and then blend them together in Photoshop or other software to get a finished photo with a deeper depth of field than would have been possible otherwise. There's several good tutorials out there, but I'll be happy to write something and post it up in the forum once I have a few minutes to sit down and write it.

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Stephen Chappell 4 years, 6 months ago

Ok great. I would love to follow up and try this. Looking forward to participating in a forum thread about this.

4 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sybil Replied to Ram Ya 3 years, 10 months ago

Terrific, it seems the author is a real pro! I always liked creative works like these. I also found interesting tips on photoshop on
I think it will be interesting to look at!

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Stephen Chappell Replied to Sybil 3 years, 10 months ago

Thanx, @sybil, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sybil Replied to Stephen Chappell 3 years, 10 months ago

you are welcome!

3 years, 10 months ago Edited