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

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

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

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

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)

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

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?

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.

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

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.