Focus Stacking

This week I wanted to write about a photography technique that I recently started playing with that I learned during my recent View Camera Theory class. Every seen a photo in a magazine ad for a new watch or other small item and wondered “How do they get the entire item in such sharp focus?” They use a technique called Focus Stacking so that every part of that Rolex is in razor sharp focus, from the numbers and hands on the watch to the band attached to it. Focus Stacking is where you set your camera up on a tripod …