About my photography

I have been interested in photography since I was a young lad, starting out with 110 compact film cameras, moving onto an Olympus OM10 in my early teens, and then a series of Nikon film SLRs. Eventually I took the jump into Digital in around 2002, switching to a compact Olympus 2mp point and shoot, then an Olympus E20 semi-DSLR. Finally moved onto E1 and E330 DSLRs and an still shooting a pair of E330s today.

For much of this time I was attempting macro photography, particularly bugs. It is a really challenging field of photography. Subjects can be difficult to find and harder to get close to, then you have to compose and light the subject... Eventually in around 2007/2008 I discovered a technique called focus stacking and now that's what I do most of the time.

Put simply focus stacking involves taking a series of photographs of a subject, usually a small subject, moving the camera slightly inbetween each shot changing the focal plane slightly. Then all those images are compositied together in software which pulls together all the best focussed bits, producing a photograph which diffraction could otherwise make impossible.

The site will feature blog articles about focus stacking photo-micrography.