These days, I am enamored by the focus stacking technique to shoot objects that are completely in focus.
Recently I tried it on a peacock feather. While the end result was satisfactory, I am wondering if focus stacking was appropriate for the peacock feather to begin with. In order to get the complete feather in focus, I could have placed it on a white sheet of paper, laying it flat on the ground and used a smaller aperture and a wider-angle (not necessarily a wide-angle lens) to keep the whole feather in the frame.
But by using the focus stacking method, I could focus very close to the feather and get a final frame where all portions of the feather are in focus.
There is one word for what I attempted – Overkill.
- One, Start. Click, Click, . . . Two, Stop – https://twentymegahertz.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/one-start-click-click-two-stop/