I recently did a series of low key floral images, and it was great fun. Working out the lighting was a joy, much work, but a joy nonetheless. Most of the images were done with my trusty 50mm 1.8 STM lens.
I had the thought for this tight shot of the rose in my mind, and knew I would have to pull out the 100 2.8 Macro lens to get close enough. At the same time, I knew that the macro lens produced a much smaller depth of field. To overcome the smaller DOF I would need to use a technique called focus stacking. There are many video tutorials on focus stacking techniques online, so I won’t write a novel on the subject here.
The Image only required 7 captures to get an acceptable result, and it was quite a painless project. I hope you enjoy the results of the effort.
Canon 5D Mrk ii, canon 100mm 2.8 macro lens, F/22, 1/60 sec exposure, ISO 400
Single moonlight to left with softbox
Processed focus stack in PS Classic CC
Small brush adjustments to highlights in LR
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