Tag Archives: Blur

How to Create Realistic Bokeh and Blur Effects using Photoshop

Perhaps you want to creatively improve your image, already taken with a depth of field and bokeh or create this effect from scratch for a specific composition. In this article, you will learn how to work with new and old … Continue reading

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How to Blur the Background of a Portrait Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool in Photoshop

Have you ever taken a portrait and wished that the background were just a little bit more blurry? You can address background blur in-camera by changing either your aperture or the distance of your subject from the background. However, there’s … Continue reading

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Tips for Using the Blur Filters in Photoshop

For most photographers before they even press that shutter button, they have already pictured the type of shot in their heads. What exactly do I mean by that? Well for example, a sports photographer may use a panning technique to … Continue reading

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How to Achieve Background Blur or Bokeh

If I show you two different portraits, one with a blurred background and one with a sharp background, you will automatically prefer the one with the creamy bokeh. Why? Because that’s just how it is. No, the bokeh effect is … Continue reading

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Intentional Blur- How to Create it and Why it’s Awesome

Open up any photography magazine or website, and I promise there will be at least one article, and a half dozen ads, discussing image sharpness and how to get it through technique or gear. Don’t get me wrong, sharpness is … Continue reading

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Photogrpapher Karl Taylor Explains How to Shoot Dancing Photos With Flash and Motion Blur

Portrait shoots with dancers can be insanely fun. They typically have unprecedented body awareness and physical capabilities that are a blast to photograph. Shooter Karl Taylor put together a tutorial with light-maker Broncolor (this isn’t a sponsored post, but the … Continue reading

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Broncolor: How to Shoot Dance with Motion Blur & Detail

 From Karl Taylor Photography: In this video both myself and Urs Recher look at the techniques for combining fast exposures and long exposures to create a beautiful dance portraits where we reveal both the detail frozen and the motion blur recorded. … Continue reading

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