Focus Stacking - Stover Photo
Los Osos Oaks State Reserve

Combining many images shot at multiple levels of focus sounds a little intimidating.  But is easier than you would think.  Come join us on the Central Coast to photograph some amazing and hidden old growth oak trees!

Items covered in the workshop

Composition.  How to find the right shot.

Planning your shot.  How can you merge into a Panorama?  How close do you really want to be?

Understand the ideal shutter speed/aperture/ISO to get the right depth of field and exposure time.

Methods of focusing.  From live view to multi point to single point.

Stack flowers in your foreground

Sunrise Above Geneva Lake

All workshops come with a FREE 16x20 metal print of your work!

The Details

The early morning is one of the best times to shoot the oaks as we will hopefully catch some morning fog as the ground warms up.  We also won't have to deal with any crowds and stand a better chance of catching low light beams in the shot.

Plan to join us on March 31st from 9 to 11am at a location close to San Luis Obispo.  

Cost for this workshop is $75 but includes a free print of your work valued at approximately $70 so its basically free.

Catch all the detail

What to bring

Camera of your choice, DSLR preferred as my background with film is very limited.

Tripod. If you don’t have one or need to borrow one please let me know.

A wide angle Lens. The wider the better for this type of work.

Clothing to be comfortable and active in average temperatures of around 50-70 degrees (Dress in layers).

Sturdy hiking shoes/boots, please no flip flops!


Capture the giants

What's Included/Not Included


Guidance to the best photography locations.

In field instruction on capture technique (composition, bracketing, histogram/exposure checks, camera modifications, etc)

A composition and in-field technique seminar at the beginning of the workshop to ensure you get the most out of your time including a reference sheet for recommended settings / shortcuts / tips etc.

Free 16x20 metal print of your work   or credit of around $70 towards a larger print through McKenna Pro. 

Not Included

Meals and Snacks (please bring some extra snacks of your choosing. I will have a small fridge if needed)

Gratuities for all services. But this is not asked for and shouldn’t be given 😃 No really. Its my company.  If you like the workshop, leave me a review!

Transportation to/from photography locations.

Additional information

The classes/workshops are typically 2-3 hours in duration. If you want to schedule additional time for post processing or 1n1 instruction those are available at $75 per hour.

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