As I mentioned back on the 1st of January, I would like to focus on my photography some more this year. As part of that I bought myself a Canon EOS 500D DSLR camera.
Over the past couple of weeks since I got the camera I have been reading a number of articles on photography and I’ve been looking around Flickr and photography blogs a lot more, so I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve come across that I’ve found particularly useful and inspiring.
I found Thomas Shahan’s Flickr gallery yesterday, he’s done some amazing macro photography of various insects and spiders.
Thomas Shahan’s macro photography got me looking at focus stacking as he has mentioned using it on some of his photographs. The way I understand it is that it combines a number of photographs of the same thing that all have different parts in focus. It then combines them to bring all of the desired sections of the photograph into focus.
Focus Stacking Links
- Focus stacking tutorial on Flickr which led me to:
- Focus stacking tutorial on Digital Grin.
- Focus stacking Wikipedia Article,
- CombineZM homepage – Free program for Windows that combines photographs into a focused stack. It seems to be quite popular, I’ve not tried it out yet though.