Monday, March 21, 2016

Focus Stacking

The Sony HX400V I have takes remarkable macro pictures when pared up with a macro filter. The small depth of field gets frustrating though for insect pictures. So, I recently started using photo shop to stack images.

The workflow is simple, take a burst of photos while slowly moving the camera closer and farther from the subject. It produces a bunch of photos like these:

On their own none of these are particularly impressive, but the batch of photos stack together well into the following photo:

This should work much better when my Sony a6300 comes in the mail, since it has a much larger buffer and with a macro lens better sharpness. Still, the amount photos are improved is quite impressive.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Maui Snorkeling

I spend a few days in Maui. In that time there I made 551 iNaturalist submissions, 21 photo spheres,and the following video:

Thursday, March 3, 2016

iNaturalist at the Fullerton Arboretum.

The Fullerton Arboretum was looking for someone to run an iNaturalist workshop. Since I am the most active contributor within about twenty miles I volunteered.

The workshop will be at the Fullerton Arboretum on Saturday March 5th. Should make for an interesting experience as I have no idea what I am walking into.