New Article On Macro Photography

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  • Kevin Raber
    Kevin Raber
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    on: March 12, 2020 at 11:32 am

    I just published a comprehensive article about MAcro photography by Charles Ginsburgh.  He goes into great detail about macro photography and focus stacking.  With a lot of spending more time indoors because of the Coronavirus, this could be a good time to try some macro photography out.  Check the article out

     

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    Brad Smith
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    Re: New Article On Macro Photography
    Reply #1 on: March 12, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Kevin,

    The format of indicating the author of articles needs to be improved.  The first screen of this article would cause the reader to believe that you were the author, whereas when I got to the very end, I see it was written by Charles Ginsburgh.   On the other hand, the last article, by Alain Briot is shown as being written by him.  I suggest uniformity of identifying the author.

    Excellent “how to” article.

     

    Kevin Raber
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    Re: New Article On Macro Photography
    Reply #2 on: March 12, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Brad, Thanks for catching that.  I thought I had switched him over to being the author.  That has now been corrected.  Glad you liked the article.

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    Dave Chew
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    Re: New Article On Macro Photography
    Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Great article. Thank you Charles and Kevin. I wonder if there is any benefit to moving the sensor back and forth without moving the lens while capturing the slices. Like you would focusing a technical camera such as the Actus. I always have the problem of fuzzy edges due to the change in perspective as the lens moves back and forth. Would moving the back instead help at all?

    I really should know the answer, but my brain hurts.

    Dave

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    Jim Kasson
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    Re: New Article On Macro Photography
    Reply #4 on: March 13, 2020 at 11:27 am

    You might want to remove the errant apostrophe from the title.

    Christopher Sanderson
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    Re: New Article On Macro Photography
    Reply #5 on: March 13, 2020 at 11:42 am

    It’s gone

    Jim Kasson
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    Re: New Article On Macro Photography
    Reply #6 on: March 13, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    It’s gone

    Thanks. I don’t know why that bothers me the way that it does. It’s like fingernails on a blackboard.

    Mike Nelson Pedde
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    Re: New Article On Macro Photography
    Reply #7 on: March 13, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Unfortunately errant apostrophes are ubiquitous. All people have to remember is that it either indicates possession (Mike’s) or contraction: it is -> it’s. The apostrophe replaces the i. Anyway, enough of the grammar lesson.

    Great article on macro work. Just wanted to add a quick note that focus stacking can also be used to increase DoF in landscape images. Anyone else remember the old-fashioned close-up lenses with half glass in the filter? With my Sony I find that DoF can be really shallow, even at say f/8 with the 24-105mm lens. Focus stacking allows more of the image to be in focus without looking out of place.

    DSC1371-FS2-Capture-One
    This is a composite of nine images – 62mm, f/8. Focus stacking was done with Affinity Photo and I pushed the image around a bit in Silver Efex Pro. I’ve not tried Zerene Stacker but I have played a bit with Helicon Focus. It goes without saying that any breeze plays havoc with the subsequent retouching.

    Mike.

    P.S. I’m surprised more cameras don’t have built-in focus stacking ability. It’s only a firmware update as the camera is already focusing the lens and the motor can vary focus more accurately than the human hand. I’m assuming it’s not high enough on the priority list.

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    John Sadowsky
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    Re: New Article On Macro Photography
    Reply #8 on: March 21, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Unfortunately errant apostrophes are ubiquitous. All people have to remember is that it either indicates possession (Mike’s) or contraction: it is -> it’s. The apostrophe replaces the i. Anyway, enough of the grammar lesson.

    “The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe.”  FZ

    JSS

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