Trying Things Out

I have been experimenting with a technique called Focus Stacking, that is a way of increasing the Depth of Field to produce seemingly difficult ranges.

It can be used in close up Macro style photography, and Landscape to give yo an image with a Depth of Field that otherwise may appear very difficult or impossible to achieve.

I found the following software to be quite easy to use and create interesting results.

The first is free, and is somewhat basic, but seems to work when you get used to its layout.

Bit of Educational Fun ?

Sat wandering the web as one sometimes does I found this web location with a DoF (Depth of Field) simulator, played about a bit and thought it illustrated things quite well.

Advice on Best Camera

Interesting article entitled: Which is the best digital SLR camera under 1000$ for beginner?

new image processing tool ( looks awesome)

for those interested in speeding up your processing in lightroom take a look at a new gadget called the loupe deck .

Quite Informative

Having a rummage about on a miserable Sunday afternoon, as one does, I stumbled on this site and found it quite useful, why so surprising? having chosen the Canon system, why on earth would I be nosing about the Nikon site, not sure, but having looked at their explanations, and checking out the Canon nomenclature, thought I'd post the link for folks to have a look and perhaps pick up some titbits. Mine was the Second Curtain Flash Setting.

2 part challenge

here is the overdue photo i was talking about , not a great picture but it shows the challenge i wanted to emphasise.
firstly the camera settings when i took .
shot at f8 , 1600 iso , 1/640 , focal length 24mm . about 2pm this afternoon in bright sunlight.
No filters were used and nothing to block the light .
No processing in photoshop , except 1/3 of a stop added to exposure in camera raw .

Now the photo would suggest a slow shutter speed , but shooting at iso 1600 and 1/640 sec , is by no means slow enough to freeze some of the water in this shot .

battle of the cameras

typical photographer

Photobook offer

There is a new photobook offer which expires on the 1st July.

I have had two of these books and they are excellent for the money.


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