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Tips for Using a Soft Focus Filter

(click any image to enlarge) Soft focus effects can be achieved fairly easily in post-processing software programs such as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 or Adobe Photoshop CS6. However, I encourage you to practice achieving the look you want straight out of the camera. To that end, I recommend that you consider trying out a soft […]

Your Weekend Project – Soft Focus

Hi all! First off, I have a fun announcement. We have launched a brand new Google+ Community for Beyond Megapixels. Everyone is welcome to join, share photos, and talk about all of the things we’re learning about photography. Please head on over and join the conversation! Next week we’re going to talk a bit about […]

Your November Photo Challenge Contributions

The November 2010 Photo Challenge technique is “soft focus”, photographing the subject of your choice. The challenge runs all month long, so you have until the end of the month to share your shots! All of your efforts are very much appreciated and valued. Thank you so much for your participation. Here are some of […]

November Photo Challenge

Each month we feature a month-long “challenge”: one photographic “theme” in which participants are encouraged to take photos of a certain subject or concept, and one “technical challenge” in which participants will use a certain photography technique. Contributors can either combine the theme and the technique in a single photograph, or in individual photographs that […]

The Beauty of Soft Focus

We talk a lot about how to achieve tack-sharp, perfectly focused photographs. We extol on the virtues of the Unsharp Mask in Photoshop, and enumerate the countless ways to steady our cameras in order to achieve perfectly crisp images. There is great beauty to behold, though, in a softly focused photograph – keeping in mind […]

What to do with soft focus.

What do you do when you have a shot that you really love but the focus is soft, or off altogether? I recently did an impromptu shoot with friends and I captured this shot of the cutest little guy.  I love his energy and focus on the ball what I don’t love about the shot […]