13 May, 2021 ( 14:00 - 17:00 ) - Invitation via Zoom

How to: Focus Stacking


Learn how to use focus stacking to shoot sharp, detailed macro and product images. In this online course we will introduce the equipment needed and how to setup you camera to use focus stacking and achieve great results. The course will cover when and where to use focus stacking and how to maintain a consistent exposure across all the images. We will also cover looking at differences involved in standalone or tethered shooting when focus stacking.

For delegates with a D780, D850, Z 6, Z 7 and Z 6 & Z 7II we will also be covering in depth which settings will help you get the most from the focus shift shooting features available in these cameras.

The course will finish with a look at how to use software to create the final stacked composite image and the various software applications that you can use to achieve this.

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How to: Focus Stacking - Invitation via Zoom
13 May, 2021
( 14:00 - 17:00 )

Course Contents

No matter what your interest or level in photography there is something for everyone on this course. It is a great opportunity to learn how to use focus stacking techniques and the focus shift shooting feature built into many cameras.

In the workshop we will cover:

Lens Choice

Tethered Shooting

Focus Shift Shooting settings

Focus Stacking Software

Focus Stacking in Camera

Camera Settings

Achieving front to back Sharpness

Maintaining consistent exposures

Creating focus stacked images with software

Working with good light

Tips and Techniques

Latest course reviews...

More to focus stacking than the menu settings

I enjoyed this course because not only did the trainers tell us what settings are advised on the camera but they took us back several stages to get the best pics having used focus stacking, ie checking the ultimate aperture and focal length for the lens you are using. Focus breathing was a new concept too. So obvious now I know.

Wendy T.


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