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In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to add a shallow depth of field effect to a landscape photograph using the Tilt-Shift Blur Filter in Adobe Photoshop, and then refine it with layer masking. This effect works best on images that have leading lines, allowing the blur to easily fade into the distance. 1. Convert the Layer to […]

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CBGF

Vignettes, tilt shifts, and depth of field!  Learn how to creatively use blurs with the Photoshop Blur Gallery?  In this tutorial I show you a favorite technique for controlling depth of field and guiding the viewer’s eye. Give me two minutes and I’ll show you a bunch of cool tricks. Can’t see the video?  Click Here. Disclaimer: […]

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Focus_Stacking

Greater depth of field.  It’s a quest for many shooters, to be able to achieve critical focus for a subject.  One technique to achieve this is focus stacking, which allows you to take a series of photos captured with different focal depths and merge them together. When shooting, try this approach: If possible, secure the […]

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I had some fun shooting at the classic car show in Gig Harbor this weekend. I’ll have another post on how to shoot car shows, but for now, suffice it to say that with some “challenging” backgrounds, focusing on details is usually the safe bet. I really liked the hood ornament on this old Buick […]

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