At Nugshots we feel that innovation is extremely important. We are constantly trying to improve and evolve our style. First we pioneered 360 degree nugshots with the launch of the new website. Focus Plus (Focus+) is our next innovation. It’s a new technique we’re experimenting with to get rid of depth of field completely. Depth of field is the area of a photo that is in focus. Wikipedia explains it better.
In optics, particularly as it relates to film and photography, the depth of field (DOF) is the portion of a scene that appears sharp in the image. Although a lens can precisely focus at only one distance, the decrease in sharpness is gradual on each side of the focused distance, so that within the DOF, the unsharpness is imperceptible under normal viewing conditions.
With macro photography, the depth of field is greatly diminished. In most cases, the maximum depth of field that we can achieve is not great enough to make the entire nug in focus. Focus+ is what we call the act of taking multiple photos each at a different focus point and combining them into one photo. The photos required ranges anywhere from 10 to 70.
Here is an example of the difference in quality between the old style of shooting and Focus+. The Focus+ photo is a composite of 22 photos.