July 19, 2018 Art Stiles will Present “Focus/Image Stacking: When to use it, how to do it, and how to process it”

2018 07 Art Styles PresentationArt Stiles will explain how to do focus stacking to ensure everything in your photo is in sharp focus.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm at the Smyrna Community Center. Members as well as interested potential members are invited. 

Those attending this presentation are requested to do the following:

  • Install a Depth of Field Calculator on your smart phone. For iPhone I recommend Simple DOF, for Androids I recommend DOF Calculator. You should be able to find these in the App section on your phone.
  • Bring your camera to the meeting with your favorite landscape lens and camera manual.
  • Check the lens manual or go online and determine the shortest focus distance for that lens.

Art will explain how to photograph the scene using multiple shots with different focal points.  He will also explain and demonstrate how to merge all the shots into one, using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe PhotoShop.  He will not address any other software; however, the shooting of the scene will apply to any software, and most software will probably follow the same basic workflow.

Attendees will be given a guide to take home and practice with.

Art and his wife are avid amateur nature photographers, and he is always looking for ways to improve his skills. He is an experienced teacher and loves to share his experiences and knowledge with anyone that is interested enough to listen.  He has received several awards and recognition for his photographs; but the rewards of reconnecting with and experiencing the awesomeness of nature is what really drives him.