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.

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