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There are all kinds of marvelous filters out there that can help you create photographs. In this case, I’m talking about the kind that you attach to the front of the lens. I’ve got several polarizing filters, neutral density filters, variable neutral density filters, graduated filters, and even UV filters. If you don’t already have […]

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In this tutorial, learn how to easily blur the background behind your transparent elements in Photoshop. This is perfect when designing website mockups! Disclaimer: This is just one way to blur elements in Photoshop. For more tutorials go to www.iceflowstudios.com or get daily tips and updates on Twitter. This Post Sponsored by: LensRentals.com Be a kid in a camera store. Rent […]

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I find that I use Photoshop’s filters to solve lots of problems.  Whether its defocussing a problem selection or running a dramatic adjustment like Topaz Adjust.  Often times I want to reuse a filter on a series of photos, getting identical or similar results as the previous image.  Here are useful shortcuts when working with […]

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Make sure you don’t miss a single Photofocus post – point your feed reader to the free Photofocus RSS Feed here and subscribe. Just like the meme that you should change your oil every 3,000 miles or have your teeth cleaned every six months, the photographic retailers have their own meme going – you should […]

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Post & Photo by Joe Farace – Follow Joe on Twitter “What would it be like to be invisible?”—H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man Unlike that difficult-to-see character from H.G. Wells’ novel or James Whale’s classic 1933 horror movie, you can actually see this filters but I’m only using the term here as a way to […]

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Post & Photo by Joe Farace – Follow Joe on Twitter One of the easiest ways to improve your images is to use camera filters but like so much in the photo world, life is rarely that simple. That’s because photographers seem to be of two minds about filters: Some purists don’t like them because […]

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Every once in a while I’ll be answering questions that came in for Photofocus the podcast on the blog. Today’s question comes from Daniel Yu. “I’ve been looking into buying a 77mm circular polarizing filter. I see some filters are Coated and Multi-Coated. What is the difference between coated and multi-coated? Is it worth the […]

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I don’t use many filters on my lenses these days. There’s very little I can’t do better in post. But I still use Polarizer filters. And I know that some of you still use other filters. So here are a few quick tips for getting the most out of your filters. a. Don’t buy cheap […]

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Since I had a couple of people ask for a little more information about the graduated ND filter that I mentioned a while back in my camera bag video, I took the opportunity one afternoon in Copenhagen to shoot an example of what sort of thing it might be useful for. Here’s a scene with […]

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