We have an interesting meeting planned for Monday,
After the photo show of your images on flash photography, we will discuss Flower Photography and Focus Stacking. Two of our members have researched and practices these techniques. Alicia Cook has put together a talk on FLOWER PHOTOGRAPHY, which Diane will present. Then we have a new exciting topic, FOCUS STACKING. John Nichol will explain how it works. Thank you both, Alicia and John.
Then John Nichol will explain the subject of FOCUS STACKING.
Focus stacking (also known as focal plane merging and z-stacking or focus blending,) is a digital image processing technique which combines multiple images taken at different focal distances to give a resulting image with a greater depth of field (DOF) than any of the individual source images. Focus stacking can be used in any situation where individual images have very shallow depth of field; macro photography and optical microscopy are two typical examples. Focal stacking can also be used in landscape photography.
Below are a few images of flowers, processed with Focus Stacking technique by John Nichol one of our members in Camera Club 2. Thank you John.