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    Anyway to blur the background in such a way that it looks as if she is moving?


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    here's a shot : run from left to right, all the while focusing on her head. a variant of the panning technique cept now instead of moving subject it s amoving photographer.

    that came off the top of my head...

    easier way to try post processing in PS? using blur fliter?

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    Try this... in PS

    Do a manual cut-out of the girl (feather your select to about 6 pixel)

    Paste the cut-out girl in a new layer
    Go back to your previous layer or "the background"
    Use the filter - BLUR - Motion blur and adjust until you are satisfied.
    Because the cut-out looks a little too surreal or cut out, do a little (in fact very little) motion blur on her.. and there you have it, a blur motioned background

    hope it helps!

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    Originally posted by jon33
    here's a shot : run from left to right, all the while focusing on her head. a variant of the panning technique cept now instead of moving subject it s amoving photographer.

    that came off the top of my head...

    easier way to try post processing in PS? using blur fliter?

    WAHAHA!!! If you can get rid of the super camera shake and the bewilldered stares of the strollling crowd in BG first!!

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    Originally posted by SniperD
    Try this... in PS

    Do a manual cut-out of the girl (feather your select to about 6 pixel)

    Paste the cut-out girl in a new layer
    Go back to your previous layer or "the background"
    Use the filter - BLUR - Motion blur and adjust until you are satisfied.
    Because the cut-out looks a little too surreal or cut out, do a little (in fact very little) motion blur on her.. and there you have it, a blur motioned background

    hope it helps!
    Hmm, lemme try.

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    Long exposure panning with rear-sync flash may work, remember to keep most of the light from the flash to just the girl and not on the greenery.

    andrew

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    Hi ANdrew, what's a rear-sync flash??

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    Originally posted by SniperD
    Hi ANdrew, what's a rear-sync flash??
    I think he meant rear curtain sync.

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    argh... WHat's rear curtain sync... these terms got me there

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    i think its a technique where the flash fires off not when the shutter is pressed (normal situation), but jst before the shutter closes.

    using a slower shutter speed to capture the motion blur, and using a flash jst before the shutter closes to capture a single sharp image of the subject.

    end up with a (hopefully) sharp image of subject with a motion trail.

    something like that i think.

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    Hmm .. I thought it was rear sync too hahaha .. anyway I think this is what u refering to :
    rear flash sync is when the flash fires at the end of an exposure ...
    example:
    a ballerina dancing ... maybe a 4sec exposure ... flash fires at the end of the four sec before the shutter is closed u should get a picture with a few 'ghost' movements and the final pose (with the flash) very clear .....

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    Ahhh... enlightenment!! THanks guys..

    Ohh yeah, how's the PS work, X?

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    Originally posted by tempest
    Hmm .. I thought it was rear sync too hahaha .. anyway I think this is what u refering to :
    rear flash sync is when the flash fires at the end of an exposure ...
    example:
    a ballerina dancing ... maybe a 4sec exposure ... flash fires at the end of the four sec before the shutter is closed u should get a picture with a few 'ghost' movements and the final pose (with the flash) very clear .....
    wait.. the all important qn: HOW DO YOU ACTIVATE IT?? Is it a setting on the flash or on the camera? Or you have to trigger it remotely/ manually??

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    Here a good website to understand the different flash modes.

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    Originally posted by darkness
    Here a good website to understand the different flash modes.
    thank you darkness.... this really helped a lot.. ^.^

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    Originally posted by SniperD
    Hi ANdrew, what's a rear-sync flash??
    Sorry, I tend to use too many non-existent terms that make sense only to myself

    yeah, along with the subsequent replies, that was indeed what I meant, rear-curtain sync!!

    andrew

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    Originally posted by SniperD thank you darkness.... this really helped a lot.. ^.^
    No problem, we are here to help one another.

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