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Practitioners of extract art -

Cannabis and art go hand in hand. Cannabis cultivation itself is an artful process, but there are so many other unique ways to express our artistic sides when it comes to this incredible plant.

Whether it be hand-drawn pencil art by a wizard like @cannabis.creations, or the fascinating, ultra-macro shots from @zoom_garden, the possibilities are endless. Each one as captivating as the next.

At Sessions, we’re practitioners of extract art. This is the process of creating unique sculptures with cannabis extracts, and then photographing them.

solventless cherry punch thc-a diamonds covered in terpene sauce sitting on a stainless steel dab tool on a black background
solventless cherry punch thc-a diamonds covered in terpene sauce sitting on a stainless steel dab tool on a black background
solventless cherry punch thc-a diamonds covered in terpene sauce sitting on a stainless steel dab tool on a black background

Using a photography method called Focus Stacking, we can capture these photos with ultimate clarity.

Here’s a basic run-down on how focus stacking works:

“The main idea of the technique is to capture two or more images with different focal points, i.e. one image that focuses on the foreground and another on the background.

These images are then imported into a photo-editor and blended/merged together. Only the sharpest areas from each image are used in this blend, which results in the image having a sharp foreground, middle ground and background.”

Source: https://www.capturelandscapes.com/ultimate-focus-stacking-guide/

solventless cherry punch thc-a diamonds covered in terpene sauce stacked on top of one another and leaning on a colourful mosaic background
solventless cherry punch thc-a diamonds covered in terpene sauce stacked on top of one another and leaning on a colorful mosaic background

For our focus stacks, we use a 90mm Sony macro lens. This gives us the ability to shoot and capture minute details in extremely small subjects.

We then shoot a series of images at different focal lengths (usually anywhere from 10-100 shots), and blend those images together to create one final photo with great depth and amazing clarity.

solventless cherry punch thc-a diamonds covered in terpene sauce and stacked on a stainless steel dab tool to resemble an inukshuk on a black background

Pictured above, we have some solventless Cherry Punch THC-A diamonds, dripping in the same terpenes they were once extracted from. Sculpted by Sessions on-site dab surgeon, Jamie Norrish.

For a quick crash-course in focus stacking, head over to our tutorial, put together by Sessions CCO, Vince Eger. Link Below.

FOCUS STACKING TUTORIAL
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