Saturday, March 13, 2010

Selective Focus - Blur tool

Image: Seattle docks, 5D Mk II, 70-200 f4 IS L
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This image was shot normally and then the out of focus area was added with CS4, using a gradient mask and the blur filter, this can also be accomplished in camera with tilt shift lenses.
These are fun images to put together and give the impression of models or dioramas.
Simply create a new back ground layer, add the filter>blur>lens blur
edit in quick mask mode and choose the gradient tool of your liking
finally bump up your curves to soften the edge contrast.

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

WWII over Mukilteo this summer

Image: P-51B, 5D MkII, 16-35 f2.8 L at 16mm

The Historic Flight museum opened the other day at Pain field and the flights they will have this summer with Paul Allens group The Flying Heritage Collection will be a feast for the senses for WWII vintage plane fanatics, P-51's, Spitfires and B-25 bombers will be flying out of Paine Field on a regular schedule, it will offer up some great opportunities to capture some very unique images and be next to these historic aircraft. Paine Field is becoming a world renown location to see these aircraft. Also the opportunity to see new build Me 262's from Storm Birds, that is a sight to see. More on Paine Field flight attractions. Museum of flight restoration center

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Flash Photography

Image:Lake Louise, 5D, 17-40 f4 L., 3 stop GND filter and B + W CPL.

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I came across a great site for learning about flash photography, its mostly for Canon, however I think any one could learn quite a bit from this site.

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