Amateur Photographer magazine cover 26 May 2018

Amateur Photographer magazine cover 26 may 2018

For any photographer, getting your images on the front cover of a magazine is something that never loses its charm. I was delighted to have one of my landscape images taken at Winskill Stones in the Yorkshire Dales, features on the cover of the 26 may 2018 issue of Amateur Photographer magazine. The cover image was used to accompany a technique feature covering focus stacking in landscape photography. See a larger version of the front cover and the focus stacking article below.

Large Amateur Photographer cover

Amateur Photographer magazine cover 26 may 2018

Focus stacking article

One of my favourite and most used techniques when shooting landscapes is focus stacking. The article below, in the same issue of Amateur Photographer, covered all aspects of shooting and editing to show readers just how easy and effective the technique can be. The first spread introduced the technique and tyhe basic principles behind it.

Amateur Photographer magazine focus stacking article by James Abbott

The second spread, below, looked at some of the reasons why focus stacking is important and when to use it. There was also a comprehensive guide to blending individual focus stacked shots together in Photoshop.

Amateur Photographer magazine focus stacking article by James Abbott

The final singe page highlighted some of the more advanced applications for focus stacking; ones where images are stacked alongside the use of additional  techniques that make shooting and editing much more difficult. These included focus stacking Big Stopper shots, HDR images, and images where different shutter speeds were used for the same scene.

Amateur Photographer magazine focus stacking article by James Abbott

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