• Sunday , 19 November 2017

Focus Stacking Photography Tutorial – Photo Editing & Camera Technique

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20 Comments

  1. Lyle Stavast
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    Nicely done.

  2. Jota Soares
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    Thanks for sharing this!!! I heard about the technic, and now I know how to use it!
    But I must disagree with the scaled version to make up for the corners, you should just use content fill aware, this way you avoid destroying pixels in your photo!
    Thanks again!

  3. Gyanrosling
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    Can I focus stack with a 10 stop nd? Like lets say I'm focused on clouds in the distance and I want to smooth them out but I also have flowers in my immediate foreground I want nice and sharp without any movement. Can I simply remove the nd and shoot the flowers with a faster shutter?

  4. dave bhianco
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    can we use Bracketing method (HDR) while we doing focus stacking?
    and how about if we blending in HDR software with focus stacking method plus Bracketing method?

  5. 1027
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    If you were to do HDR alongside focus stacking, how would you process the images? Would you create the HDR photos and then stack them on top of each other after?

  6. Tianyang Geng
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    Hey Dave, is DOF blending the exact same as stacking photos you talked in this video, just different terms?

  7. Freddy Acosta
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    No need for Lightroom or even bridge. Just with photoshop is possible to blend all the photos.

  8. Matthijs Bettman
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    Thank you! 🙂 
    I got a question, Can you use Photomatix or SkyStacker for the same purpose?

  9. Sanbron Liong
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    First of all, I never know there is an automatic too to blend and align the images. Anyway, I learnt something new today!

  10. mirza kudic
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    Thank you

  11. Roberto Binetti
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    Thanks

  12. tallaganda83
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    I have a question in regards to focus stacking, which is, i have seen people mixing hdr and focus stacking, but wouldnt focus stacking negate the need for this, as when you for example focus on the foreground, you would also exposre for this, then when you focus on the clouds, it would expose for this also, so that when you blend them, wouldnt it also make it HDR in theory, or am i missing something?

  13. Brian Pex
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    Great tutorials you have. Tremendous. One question however. Why don't you just open them as layer from LR? Is there a reason why or is that just the way you do it?? Thanks. Love this. Just got my new Nikon D750 and I love all this besides an issue I am having with brand new Tamron 24-70. Grrrr 🙁

  14. Rob Beard
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    Why not just keep editing the photos in lightroom, just wondering?

  15. andrew menting
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    How would you apply focus stacking to an hdr image of a portrait orientated landscape sunrise

  16. jotunboy81
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    I´m glad I by accident discovered your channel, because you really have solid tutorials here that I enjoy learning from. I have learn a lot from others here on YT on the same subject, but your way of editing have some different approach to them which is great. Also, great job doing easy- to- understand- tutorials.
    I have a question regarding your way of exporting. – Is it any particular reason why you export your photos out of LR the way you do instead of just import them into PS straight from LR by ´right- click´ the photo and choose ´Edit in´ –> Edit in Photoshop…. and so on?

    Cheers from Norway;)

  17. Devin Dahlgren
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    What is your reason for not going back into LR after focus stacking is done? From my experience, everything you did can be done in LR and done with more ease. Are there benefits of using PS over LR for toning the image to the degree in which you did?

    You're communication skills are excellent. You do a great job of simplifying terms. I enjoyed watching.

  18. Anonymous
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    Quick and easy, thanks!

  19. Matthew Friel
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    this is a very good tutorial, very well articulated.

    thanks

    viablex1

  20. Sandra Bassin
    November 3, 2017 at 11:02

    This tutorial is so clear and articulate that, even as an amateur photo bug, I understand and learn from Dave. Thanks so much!

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