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Episode 53: Focus Stacking

Episode 53: Focus Stacking

You can control depth of field in a photo using narrow apertures, but what do you do when that’s not enough to get everything in focus? For macro and some landscape photography, the answer is focus stacking, a technique that blends several images shot at different focal lengths. Kirk and Jeff talk about how it works and when you’d want to use it.

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Nick Page’s photo from Jeff’s article in Adobe Create Magazine.

Nick Page’s photo from Jeff’s article in Adobe Create Magazine.

Red Onion  Camera: Fujifilm X-T3 Shutter speed: 1.6 sec Aperture: f/11 ISO: 160 Photo: Kirk McElhearn

Red Onion

Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
Shutter speed: 1.6 sec
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 160
Photo: Kirk McElhearn

Focus-stacked coins  Camera: Fujifilm X-T1 Composited in Adobe Photoshop Photo: Jeff Carlson

Focus-stacked coins

Camera: Fujifilm X-T1
Composited in Adobe Photoshop
Photo: Jeff Carlson

Barn and Fence Focus-stacked from the next two images.  Camera: Fujifilm X-T3 Shutter speed: 1/250 sec Aperture: f/8 ISO: 160 Photo: Jeff Carlson

Barn and Fence
Focus-stacked from the next two images.

Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 160
Photo: Jeff Carlson

Barn and Fence
Image #1 with the foreground fence in focus and the barn out of focus

Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 160
Photo: Jeff Carlson

Barn and Fence
Image #2 with the barn in the background in focus, but the fence in the foreground blurry.

Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 160
Photo: Jeff Carlson

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