Stacked Image Photography
Stacked image photography-or "focus stacking," is a technique used to increase the depth of field in a shot by taking a series of photos of the same subject, each at a different focused spot. Then, using special software, the portion of each image is aligned into one final image of extraordinary depth, sharpness and detail. For floral subjects, the results are images with a level of detail that up to now only a scientific botanical illustration could capture. This presentation will introduce techniques, equipment, types of software, and tips designed to produce images of breath-taking quality in subjects both life size and tiny.