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It’s easy to overlook some of the things we see everyday. When we take the time to get a closer look at those things weather it be a flower,insect or sea shell and isolate the small details from the larger picture we capture the attention of the viewer by giving them a unique perspective.
Macro photography is close-up photography of usually very small subjects. Special lenses called macro lenses are used. These lenses tend to require a higher f stop usually around f16 or higher to capture a good DOF (depth of field). Not a problem if you have ideal lighting and conditions. Since the advent of the digital darkroom, we can also use software to build an image from slices taken from different focusing distance’s from the subject. This allows the photographer to use a lower f stop to compensate for the less than ideal lighting conditions. A set of 3 or more images can layered or stacked to achieve a reasonable DOF. One of the tools I like to use when lighting is a factor is called Helicon Focus by Helicon Soft. Although there are alternatives, this software seems to work the best. I’ll take a series of images usually 3-10 depending on the DOF I’m looking to achieve and use this software to combine them for the final image. A 30 trial version is available from their site.