(I have received this request, so here goes. I will address some of the questions in this post, and follow up in future posts.) OK, share a little more info with us if you will. Aperture, ISO, Lighting, Distance between photos, Overlap. Do you denoise and PP all of your photos before running thru your stacking program, or afterward. What flavor stacking software are you using. Using a macro slider or refocusing your camera, or are you tethered to a computer and it's making th
Capturing birds in flight can be a difficult prospect for the novice, or even the more advanced photographer, for that matter. This particular set of captures was procured with some rather techy equipment, but there are other attributes which come into play in providing a reasonably sharp clear shot of a bird in flight. The following set-up is not necessarily the only option for the photographer. There is quite a mixed bag of accessories on the market that one can acquire tha
I hope this can help someone. It is basic, but there are always beginners like me into the stacking process. I illustrated one of the things I consider when stacking or attempting to gather as much Depth of Field (DOF) in my shots.
Here we go: I hope this makes sense.
The following illustrations attempt to show how the camera film plane (SP)(sensor plane in digital) records the image when it focuses on a given subject. The yellow line through the back of the camera is whe
I thought I would provide a tip for those interested in shooting dragonflies in flight. They can, at times, be difficult to capture on the wing, even though they are probably the easiest invert to shoot in flight. This image was captured at the Salton Sea last weekend. I was looking for shorebirds when the friend of mine pointed him out to me. Dragonflies, flycatchers, and some other predators have specific feeding patterns. Dragonflies and damselflies often select a specific
I have just returned from several days in the Salton Sea and surrounding environs. Since there is a quite a variety of micro habitats, I thought I would share one technique I use for locating inverts. Desert and high montane environments are often difficult to shoot wildlife. In the Fall, the weather can be unpredictable at best. When I was hiking around, the temperature ranged from a high of 96 to 57 degrees from day to day. I had to be ready for anything. While exploring th