So. I spend a fair amount of time trying to take photos of proffieboards. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
In general, I use a 50mm lens, plus some macro extension tubes to be able to get up close. Then I crank the aperture way down, set it to some low iso, like maybe 100-400, then put the camera on a tripod and expose it for as long as it needs to come out properly exposed. This makes for sharp, low-noise picture with a wide focus depth.
Lighting is a little bit all over the place, I usually try both with and without flash. I have some small halogen lights that I tend to use, but some of my best pictures have been in sunlight or from ambient light in the room.
I’ve also tried focus stacking, but so far I haven’t managed to get any good results by doing that.
Does anybody else do these sort of things? Is it worth investing in a macro lens?
Is there a trick to focus stacking I don’t about? Is there anything else I should try?