Helicon Focus Basics

The closer you get to your subject the less in focus your subject will be. If you want to get up close and personal and have all of your subjects in focus you’ll need to focus stack.  What that means is that you’ll take several images overlapping what’s in focus and merge them together. There is a video below to help you if you need it. It is a 3 part series but all you need is the first video for this article.

If you’re ready to dive into the software watch the video below. I show you how to start using Helicon Focus from the very basics. If you want a little more than that you can check out my Helicon Focus Mini-course. Now, you can use Photoshop and Lightroom to merge your images together but they only can handle basic photographing stacks.  When you need 50 or more stacks together I recommend Helicon Focus or Zerene Stacker.

 

Daisy on black plexi and processed in Helicon Focus.

Daisy processed in Helicon Focus

If you have any questions feel free to ask below.  I’m also sharing my focus stacking mini-course if you would like more details on that too. If you purchase any of my courses, updates are for life. If you change your email please go into your account and change it.

I’m excited to see your stacked work. If you share your images on social media please mention me so I can see them.

Cheers,
Janice Sullivan

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Janice Sullivan

Owner - Photographer at Sullivan J Photography
Janice Sullivan is a Fine Art Photographer who specializes in Macro, Landscape Imagery.When Janice isn’t out photographing, she is working on her membership program.Janice’s work has been published in a variety of publications and has her work in hotels and restaurants around the United States and Canada.

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