Beginner focus stacking tips: Using a rail, stacking your images and dialing in your camera settings

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One of the more challenging aspects of macro photography is working with the shallow depth of field afforded to you by macro lenses and close working distances. Through the use of software, such as Helicon Focus, you can use a technique called focus stacking to create images with greater depth of field. In the video below, photographer Micael Widell covers the basics of focus stacking in macro photography.

Widell is using a Sony A7 Mark III and a Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2x Macro lens. He also purchased a Velbon slider and rail system,…

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