Motion blur: how to use layers, filters and masks to create a sense of speed

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 16/06/2014 00:01am
    Motion blur: how to use layers, filters and masks to create a sense of speed

    Motion blur, which makes a subject look like it’s moving quickly, has become a familiar effect in photos and movies – even though it doesn’t exist in real life. In this in-depth tutorial we show you how to recreate this classic photo effect using Photoshop.

    Urban photography: how to blur people in busy city scenes

    | Photography Tips | 23/02/2014 00:01am
    Urban photography: how to blur people in busy city scenes

    A great way to add drama to your urban photography is to add motion blur to pictures of busy city scenes. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to set up your camera and use an ND filter to allow you to use a slow enough shutter speed to do so.

    Best camera settings for blurring people: free photography cheat sheet

    | Photography Tips | 21/10/2013 11:57am
    Best camera settings for blurring people: free photography cheat sheet

    Blurring people is an excellent way to convey movement in your photographs, but it’s not always so easily done.

    In our latest photography cheat sheet we’ve provided a handy tip card listing some of the best camera settings to use to blur people as they walk or ride past you.

    Variable ND filters: how to capture cool motion-blur effects

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 10/10/2013 12:26pm
    Sports photography tips: how to capture motion blur

    Recently we explained how to use an ND grad filter to rectify murky foregrounds or over-exposed skies. This week we thought we’d show how to use a variable ND filter, which you can use to capture amazing motion-blur effects.

    How to blur water in Photoshop Elements: get the slow shutter look (free start file)

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 21/07/2013 00:01am
    How to blur water in Photoshop: get the slow shutter look in 6 easy steps

    In this quick Photoshop Elements tutorial we show you how to blur water using simple Photoshop effects to recreate the classic slow shutter look.

    Water photography: blur movement like a pro for a classic effect

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 03/12/2012 02:00am
    Water photography: blur movement like a pro for a classic effect

    The latest post in our Shoot Like A Pro series on water photography explains how to blur movement in water using a long exposure for classic effects.

    Motion Blur: what shutter speed should you use?

    | Photography Tips | 28/11/2012 17:02pm
    Motion Blur: what shutter speed should you use?

    It’s often said that you need to use a shutter speed of 1/60sec to 1/125sec when panning to create motion blur. But is this the case for all subjects? Below we’ll share one of our best DSLR tips on how how to set up your camera to capture effective motion blur, whatever your subject may be.

    Photo of the day: 20 August

    | Inspire | 20/08/2012 07:00am
    Digital Camera World's photo of the day | www.digitalcameraworld.com

    Click on the image to find out how you could take shots like this…

    Photo of the day: 11 August

    | Inspire | 11/08/2012 07:00am
    Digital Camera World photo of the day | www.digitalcameraworld.com

    Click on the image to find out what we thought of our photo of the day

    Mmm… Ocean Blur: take long exposure pictures of the sea you can be proud of

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 30/07/2012 11:58am
    How to take long exposure pictures of the sea: Step 8

    Timing is key to shooting great seascapes. You need to be there at the right time of day, but just as important is the timing of the exposure. For a raging, stormy sea, a fast shutter speed can be appropriate, but with calmer waters, the best approach is to take it slow. Very slow. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to take control of your camera to take long exposure pictures of the sea you can be proud of.

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