Tag: Focus Stacking Techniques
We’ve never shot tethered to the computer before today. But being in a fix with no cable release for a loan Nikon D800e, we had to do something. So we got a looooong extension cord and dawdled out into the rainforest.… Read the rest
Herewith a small slideshow of just some of the photographs you’ll find in our new book, Rainforest Country:
Wildflower Country has a friend!
Pygmy Possum on the cover of our new book, Rainforest Country. Don’t tell me that’s not the cutest. A mouse-sized trembling under a leaf, bright cheeky bauble eyes, whiskers whiskering and pushy as a bulldozer.… Read the rest
We have just posted a lively preview of our book, filled with focus stacking photography, HDRI and macro panoramas: Wildflower Country. Get thee hence and have a gander.
Want to know how we do it?
I think e-Books featuring the making of an image “from go to woah” would be valuable to a lot of people, with notes on focus stacking, HDR photography and decisions made along the way.… Read the rest
This is actually a reply to a friend that asked about how we achieve the clarity in our photographs and our basic workflow. I thought it would be useful to post it here.
I think the clarity we achieve is down to a combination of anal retentive attention to shooting technique, RAW processing and focus stacking (when appropriate).… Read the rest
Our up-and-coming book entitled Wildflower Country—Discovering Biodiversity in Australia’s Southwest is well underway! All of the 166 pictures have been processed and are looking truly wonderful.
Wildflower Country is really a biodiversity story in wildflowers, and a grand opportunity to show off our hard-won skills in digital macro photography as well as the spectacular wave of flowering that occurs in Western Australia’s biodiversity hotspot.… Read the rest
PS CS4 and PhotoAcute blends compared again
Well, I’ve tried it again. I like that Photoshop doesn’t skew your stacks, but it does have problems with the masking. See the little out-of-focus spots on the beetle’s head and back here:
If I go in and edit the masks, (fiddly, but it’s an essential option to have) I then get this:
And that’s just the beetle.… Read the rest
I have used PhotoAcute Studio for jobs involving focus stacking, or extended DOF (depth of field). It did a better job for me than other programs out there, even though it wasn’t perfect. I still have to be prepared to do plenty of hand-masking.… Read the rest