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Sept Contest: Stacking

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Valentino Awarded for high level skills in landscape and wildlife photography Registered since 04th Dec 2004
Sat 31-Aug-13 01:48 PM | edited Thu 26-Sep-13 10:26 PM by dm1dave

This months theme is Stacking. As most of you know, the closer you get to the subject the smaller the DOF making macro/closeup work not only challenging but sometimes impossible to get a desired area sharp in a single image. Stacking, shooting multiple images focused at different points and combining, is a way to get around this limitation. Software like Heliconsoft.com. CombineZP or Photoshop can be used to create a stack.

Please include information regarding your technique and the software you used with your posts. I know some Nikonians do this very well and others have not yet tried it so this contest will be somewhat educational for many of us.

Participating in our monthly contests is a fun way help us become better photographers. We can see and learn from all of the entries as our members showcase their best work each month.

These monthly contests are the preliminary rounds for the Annual Nikonians Photo Contest where you have the opportunity to win attractive prizes and have your images highlighted in the Winners Galleries and published in the eZine.

The top images will be selected by the winner of the previous months challenge and will be included in a poll for members to vote for the winning photo. Please keep in mind that images will be selected based on image quality, subject matter, relevance to the theme, and creativity just to name a few.

The winning image will be added to the Macro Forum Winner’s Gallery. The winner will be recognized in our weekly newsletter and will receive a printable Certificate of Photographic Achievement.

I look forward to seeing how you fulfill this challenge!

Good luck!!!

-- Post up to 5 images but only one image per post
-- This is a contest – Please present your best, portfolio quality, work
-- Include shooting info so we can learn from each other
-- Previously posted images are welcome but not previous contest winners.
-- When posting please do so by hitting the ‘reply’ link below this top post, not the reply link to another post.
-- Include a title in the subject line
-- Capture must be shot with a Nikon camera and any lens
-- Comments are welcome but NO public critiquing, i.e., how to make it better. This is a contest so PM's are a better way to offer feedback
-- WARNING Posts that do not meet the spirit of the challenge will not be selected as finalists and may be periodically removed by the moderators without notice.

Albert J Valentino
Nikonian Moderator Emeritus

Vantage Point Images
Mastery of Composition is the Key to Great Photography

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