Archive for September, 2012

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Orchids – focus stacking

My girlfriend wanted me to shoot some photos of her beautiful orchids. I just thought that might be a good idea for a focus stacking project.
So I took a tripod, a cam and a macro lens, sunlight some time and that’s the outcome.
First I started stacking with Photoshop CS6 (also manually), then I tried Helicon Focus and at the end I got the best results with Zerene Stacker. There was no need to retouch the image after processing.
Highly recommend that software!!!
Enjoy watching!!!

 

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

dogz.at shooting

Yesterday I had a shooting with the guys from dogz.at (Check their website, the right place for dog / human training 😉 ).
It was so much fun and I can’t wait for the next one.

 

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Little “incident” before a studio session

On Staruday I had a studio session for my new art photo project.
Before we started I agreed to mix some of my famous Mojitos, so I went for mint leaves in my garden.
What I saw there on the leaves made me run back into the house and grab a camera with a macro lens.
Kaboom and I got the shots of this two little mint bugs having “fun” together.

 

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

appb changes to blog.markus-hofstaetter.at

Other name – same stuff + more!

 

So why the change?
I started this blog 2009 because of the derby city classic and back then it was called dcc2009.markus-hofstaetter.at.
After that event I shot more and more tournaments around the world so I changed the name to appb (a pool players blog).
But now beside pool, street and nature I’m shooting more and more studio stuff and that’s the reason I changed the name again.(all links will be still reachable with the old URL too). Below there is an example of my recent work and there is much more on the way. So stay tuned!

 

 

 

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