Diffraction and Focus Stacking Tutorial for Photoshop CS6

Diffraction and Focus Stacking Tutorial for Photoshop CS6

Focus stacking, also known as focal plane merging or focus blending, is the process of combining multiple images taken at different focus distances. This is how many photographers are able to get entire subjects in focus even if the depth of field if very shallow. It is very popular in macro photography but it can also be very helpful for landscape photographers.  Watch my tutorial below to see how I was able to get my entire scene in focus when normally I’d be experiencing blur due to diffraction, which often occurs in lenses after a certain f/stop is reached.

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Jay Goodrich

Jay Goodrich is an internationally published adventure photojournalist living in Jackson, Wyoming. He started his professional career as a formally-trained architect. There was something about the corporate world within architecture that just didn’t work for Jay. Instead of complaining or continually living a life that didn’t satisfy, he built a business that opened doors to the world and is focused on the foundations of design and art that he learned while studying architecture in college. Find out more about Jay on his website.

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