Focus Stacking
A guide to successful focus stacking
A Live Online Workshop
Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 12:00pm EDT (New York time zone)

Unleash the superpower of focus stacking

to capture breathtaking images (it's easier than you think)!

Wouldn’t you like to be able to take close-up or landscape pictures that are tack-sharp? Unleash the superpower of focus stacking to capture breathtaking images with razor-sharp focus from front to back!

Imagine shooting close-up shots of flowers that have incredible detail or insects magnified with perfect clarity. Landscapes bursting with sharpness, from the foreground wildflowers to the distant mountains.

This focus stacking class will equip you with the skills and secrets I've learned over 20 years to master the art of creating the exact depth of field you desire.

You too can achieve stunning detail in macro, landscape, and product photography.

Participants are provided with a copy of the PowerPoint slides and the presentation will be recorded. Attendees are provided with a private link of the recording to review as often as they like.

I will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • What is focus stacking and why do it?
  • What does focus stacking software do?
  • Sharpness vs Depth of Field
  • Understanding sharpness
  • How diffraction softens images
  • How focus breathing affects images
  • Getting the exposure right
  • What is Helicon Focus?
  • What you need to get started
  • Sample images
  • Macro focus stacking
  • Landscape image focus stacking
  • Product photography focus stacking
  • How to shoot the stacked images
  • Shooting with Helicon Remote
  • Shooting with manual focusing
  • Shooting with automatic focusing
  • Shooting focus-stacked images that have bokeh
  • Stacking the images with Photoshop
  • Stacking the images with Helicon Focus
  • Options with Helicon Focus
  • Resolving issues and retouching
  • Creating 3d images with Helicon Focus
  • Things to consider

You attend this workshop from the comfort of your own home or from wherever you happen to be using Zoom.

Attendees will be provided with a copy of the PowerPoint presentation and a link to the presentation video so you can review the material at your own pace after the workshop.

Registration is only $24.95.

Once you register, you'll receive the workshop Zoom link 2-days prior to the workshop, and again on the day of the workshop.

Focus Stacking – Your guide to successful focus-stacked images 
Here are a few examples of how striking focus-stacked images can  be:
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Who is this for?
This workshop is for anyone who shoots macro, closeup, landscape or product images. 
Will this workshop be recorded?
Yes, the workshop will be recorded, and the recording will be available for you to review whenever you like.
Why attend?
We explain everything you need to know about focus stacking, including how to shoot the images, lighting and how to easily process the images. After the workshop you will have all of the information to start shooting spectacular stacked images.
What’s included?
This is an approx. 3-hour online interactive Zoom workshop. You will be able to ask questions and benefit from other attendee questions. In addition, you will be provided with the online workshop slides in PDF form and a link to an online video copy of the workshop that you can view as often as you like.
When is it?
The workshop will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 12:00pm EDT (New York time zone)
What Software is covered?
We will demonstrate how to use either Adobe Photoshop or Helicon Focus to create stacked images.
How much is it?
Registration for the workshop is $24.95.
About your instructor
Bert Sirkin has been teaching photography topics for the past 40+ years and post-processing techniques for the past 15 years.

He apprenticed at with a Professional Photographer in Boston when he was 18 years old and has done part-time Professional Photography since he was 19 years old.

He has taught workshops in Everglades NP, Joshua Tree NP & Monument Valley Tribal park and is a frequent speaker at various photography gatherings.
Unsolicited Testimonials
"I knew this would be great, but it has been OUTSTANDING!!!!!"
"Thanks so much for hosting this class. It was the best. You were slow and thorough enough for dummies like me to begin to understand."
"Thank you so much - it was great! I did learn a lot and it's an extra bonus to be able to go back over the material."
"You really did an outstanding job today. I learned so much. It was really the best overview class I have taken."
"The workshop was marvelous – just packed with information I needed! I really appreciated your very clear descriptions of the process. Really very well done! I learned so much."
"Thank you for such a comprehensive presentation today!"
"Thank you for an excellent class yesterday. It was the best money I've spent and now I'm excited to pull up some photos and play with it."
"Thank you for the class and the followup video. It was a great experience!"

"Thank you much for your excellent presentation this afternoon. I liked very much the way you organized the content but even more importantly your well paced and easy to understand delivery."
Contact Us
If you have questions, contact us via email at [email protected]. You can also call us at 860-656-7446.
Join us on Zoom
Sat. April 6, 2024 at 12:00pm EDT
Our goal is to help you produce better images!

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