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Focus Stacking Workshop

Expand and selectively control depth of field by compositing images using a technique called focus stacking. Initially developed to overcome shallow depth of field for macro photography, focus stacking can also be applied to landscapes to give your photos three-dimensional depth and clarity. During this five-hour, hands-on workshop participants will learn about:
  • focus stacking examples
  • depth of field principles
  • essential equipment
  • ensuring sharp focus
  • focus stacking techniques
  • focus stacking software
  • Orton Effect
  • compositing images
  • and more

Participants must bring a tripod, DSLR with close-focusing lens (macro or other), remote cable release, and be familiar with manual exposure mode, LiveView and manual focus. A laptop is also required with Photoshop CS/CC or Photoshop Elements 11/12/13/14, and Helicon Focus (a free 30-day demo can be downloaded here).

Lastly, bring a bouquet of flowers for photographing. At the completion of the workshop participants will have their own composited images with enhanced depth of field and the Orton Effect.

Blaines Art
1025 Photo Ave.
Anchorage (map)
To be scheduled
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
$149 (workshop limited to 10)

Call Blaines at 907-561-5344 to register.