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Barbara spent hours wrangling water drops and placing flowers to manipulate them to appear in the water drops. She did this indoors to eliminate all breezes, shot by window light, and used a photo background. Thirteen images were shot to cover the depth of field and these were combined with Zerene Stacker software. Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 65mm macro, ISO 500, f/8, 1.6 seconds, Cloudy WB, manual focus with a Kirk focusing rail and manual exposure.

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Focus Stack for more depth of field and Sharper Images

Photographers constantly have the problem of simultaneously obtaining depth of field and image sharpness because it is always a trade-off. ...

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