How do photographers capture images that are super sharp front to back? The secret is called “Focus Stacking”–taking a series of images focused for foreground, middle and background. Macro photographers take this to the extreme by programming their Nikon with”Focus Shift Shooting” to take dozens of images that can be easily combined as layers and blended in Lightroom/Photoshop.
“Rain and Smoke”. Seven focus stacked images, each with back lit flash and water spray, selected in Lightroom. Choose Photo-Edit-Open in Layers. (Photoshop then opens the files it takes 5 minutes) Select all layers, go to Edit-Align Layers, then Edit-Blend Layers. Go to Layers and “Flatten” the files into one blended image. Use Save As command to send back to Lightroom, where you can then do regular adjustments. Pro Trick: Use the Radial Gradient tool placed over the headlights. Boost exposure and whites to “turn on the lights” one by one.