Aug 2, 2013

Macro and Macro Focus Stacking

Posted by Knick


I decided to play a bit with Macro Photography this week. It was super fun to read and plan some shots I wanted to make. Read more for the details of my adventure.





I used my Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 macro zoom lens, which is not the best of lenses but I did my best. I had to set up about 3 feet from my target which was very challenging with macro details and my cheep tripod. It took a while to frame and focus shots but I think I ended up with some nice pictures to work with. This was by far the best:

Nikon D5100 Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 macro zoon
at 300mm f/18 1s exposure iso 100

I had read that you could take multiple pictures at different focus ranges and then stack them in photoshop to get greater depth of field. I did this a few times and was quite happy with the results. Here are 3 examples:

The first 2 were the crab claws we were eating for dinner. I took 7 pictures of each and merged them into this final result.

Nikon D5100 Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 macro zoon
at 300mm f/16 1/6s exposure iso 100

Nikon D5100 Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 macro zoon
at 300mm f/16 1/6s exposure iso 100


This was the pride of the night. I wish this flower was a bit more in bloom but I will take what I can get. I took 12 pictures and stacked them for this one. It took over 3 hours to edit and clean up the stack. I am really happy with the final results.

Nikon D5100 Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 macro zoon
at 300mm f/18 2s exposure iso 100

This project was really fun ... be on the look out for a lot more Macro Focus Stacks from SilentK!


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