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Helicon Focus and Focus Stacking

The digital revolution of the last few years made professional photo hardware widely available and affordable. Now it's the advanced technology that makes the difference. Plain single shots are bit by bit giving place to improved and more sophisticated technologies like HDR and EDoF.

Today it's hard to imagine macro or micro photography without focus stacking technique. Professional photographers and enthusiasts seeking to keep up with the trend take advantage of focus stacking to create eye-catching images.

With focus stacking software you can make your usual camera render results that could not be achieved even with a classic tilt-shift lens. Take several shots at different focus distances instead of just one, and Helicon Focus will quickly and smartly combine the stack into a fully focused image.

Nowadays micro photography, close-ups, jewelry and product photography became truly dependent on focus stacking. But it does not matter what you shoot – landscapes or flowers, animals or still-life – Helicon Focus will make your images stand out. Watch the tutorials, read the articles and impress your colleagues and friends with your new photo achievements!

 

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©Hans-Börje Jansson, 26 image stack


©Tom Malinski, 13 image stack


©Andrea Hallgass


©Tom Malinski, 6 image stack


©Russ Greene, 16 image stack


©Paulo Lataes, 6 image stack


©Anthony Worsdell, 12 image stack


©Alexey Gnilenkov, 23 image stack



©Paulo Lataes


©Anthony Worsdell, 18 image stack


©Maxwel Rocha, 81 image stack


©Andrea Hallgass, 23 image stack

©Andrea Hallgass, 27 image stack


©Anthony Worsdell, 26 image stack


©Walt Polley, 30 image stack


©Brian Valentine, 10 image stack


©Siegfried Tremel, 48 image stack


©Anthony Worsdell, 24 image stack


©Andrea Hallgass, 30 image stack


©Paulo Lataes


©Anthony Worsdell


©Paulo Lataes


©Alexey Gnilenkov, 7 image stack


©Anthony Worsdell, 9 image stack
  • Focus Stacking Images

    “…The usual method of stopping down the lens to give more, only helps a little and unfortunately adds blurring through lens diffraction, defeating the purpose somewhat. Happily these days, as with many other areas of photography, digital image processing has come to the rescue…” by Russel Brown


    Focus Stacking Images by Russel Brown

Helicon Focus is a fantastic program from Helicon Soft that was originally designed for macro photography, but it can also be applied to other types of images, such as landscapes, gardens, still-life photography, and even architecture.

       
Jim Zuckerman