The program is designed for macrophotography, microphotography and hyperfocal landscape photography to cope with the shallow depth-of-field problem.
Helicon Focus also aligns images as objects often change their size and position from shot to shot. This function is especially important for macrophotography.
Step 1: Creating stack of images
- Set your digital camera to manual focusing mode(!!) and set the focus to infinity.
- Manual mode (shutter speed and exposure) is also preferable to avoid fluctuation of brightness.
- Adjust the microscope to make the topmost area of the object sharp.
- Take a shot. Use the remote control (if available) to minimize any shaking of the camera.
- Using the fine adjustment controls, the shift sharp area a little down.
- Take a shot.
- Use small, roughly regular steps while adjusting the mircoscope and taking shots. It is better when sharp areas overlap.
- Take shots until you reach the lowest area of the scene.
- Copy images from the camera to your computer.