Post update on 14.Aug.2016
Last week review 46/2014 and we’re going towards the end of the year ….
In this weeks article we took a look on how to use focus stacking in landscape photography. Usually focus stacking is apllied in close-up or macro photography but it is meaningful also in landscape or archittecture photography because even using an extreme wide angle lens, you won’t have enough depth of field to get a sharp fore- and background. Even closing down the aprture will not result in the necessary depth of field but will result in blurs because of defraction especially on crop cameras.
Using focus stacking you’ll have to use a stable tripod and a cable release, so that the images will fit in later image processing. Either you use the focus points to focus on the near foreground for one image and on the the far background background or you focus manually with the help of liveview.
Further image processing is done with Photoshop by seperating fore- and background with layer masks and export the resulting image as 16-bit Tiff. An alternative is to use the [post id=77]Enfuse plugin[/post] within Lightroom to assemble two or more images. With a little bit more effort in picture taking and image processing you’ll get images which are sharp from the foreground to the background.
This weeks Microsoft patchday worked out without any problems, only the Desktop PC needed 19 updates and the laptop only 11 updates.
I hope that some of the articles on this blog gained your interests and i look ahead to your comments/suggestions. And don’t forget, i installed a feed for you via feedburner . So have i nice weekend, til the next time.