A 7-shot focus-stacked image of the eastern Montana plains at pre-dawn.
Great DOF. Did you have to manually change the focus for each shot or does your camera have some automatic focusing routine?
Artisan-West: Yes, I manually changed the focus for seven exposures. Obviously a tripod and wired remote to keep from jiggling the camera. And careful turning of the focus ring. I used Photoshop to stack, align and then auto-blend the images.
I’ve done that a few time in the past and it’s harder than it sounds for close subjects.
I get my best results from just gradually turning the focus ring, real
small increments, and taking a shot. I don’t even look to see what is in
focus. Particularly small increments on the closest range. I’ve been
shooting 7-10+ images per scene and I only rarely have an out of focus
area. I’ve used this method with macro images for a year or so, but saw
someone on YouTube shooting focus-stacked landscapes and knew I had to try
Excellent work …
Well, it was certainly worth all the effort.