How to blur background and foreground by keeping the main subject sharp in your photographs


Few days back, we shared about Depth of Field and ways to achieve background blur

Today's topic is not very different. If you have understood Depth of Field, then I am sure that you already know the ways to achieve background as well as foreground blur. 

At top level, here are basic tips to achieve this -

1. Compose your photograph in such a way that you(along with your camera :) ) are close to the things in foreground.
2. Now ensure that you have significant distance between background and main subject you want to click. 
3. Set your camera on high aperture (low f value)
4. Focus on your main subject and click your photograph.

With these simple steps you should be able to achieve good amount of blur in foreground and background. Now you may also want to check the previous article to ensure that you really understood the logic behind following these steps. 

Some of the folks use this brilliantly to achieve very special effects in photographs. My personal favorite work is by Enjo Mathew, although a good Photoshop work is also involved in his photographs.

Wish you a Very Happy World Photography Day !!!

It's World Photography Day and this is first year in last 10 years when I didn't even pick the camera on this special day. 

After coming back from office, I thought of reading something about Photography today and learn something which I have never studies or tries myself. I did it after a long time and really enjoyed to read inspiration stuff and watching some of the cool videos on Youtube

It's a very good opportunity for me to share some of the online resources I always prefer when it comes to learning about Photography techniques, Equipments and inspirational work by other accomplished photographers. Knowing that most of the followers of Photo Journey are beginners or serious amateur photographers, we are only sharing main resources of information.

Learning Photography Techniques and Tips - Digital Photography School

Photography Equipments/Gadgets - http://www.dpreview.com/

Work by other accomplished photographers - Flickr 

And of course Youtube has one of the best resources for anything on web. 

Wish you a Very Happy World Photography Day !!!

Theatre of Cocktails @ The Hungry Monkey in Delhi

 Recently we visited The Hungry Monkey in DDA Market of Safdarjung Enclave in Delhi and found this worth sharing on this blog. This Photo Journey shares about some of the moments spend at this beautiful place. We shall share some detailed information about the space and what makes it so special. It was a special evening when 'Theatre of Cocktails' was being organized. Mr Arijit Bose was there to make some special cocktails and share the tips for making these cocktails. 

How to open different Photographs side-by-side in Adobe Photoshop Elements?

This is one of very common questions asked by folks on Adobe Forums that how can we see multiple Photographs Side-by-side in Adobe Photoshop Elements Workspace. It's a very easy thing to do in Editor workspace of Adobe Photoshop Elements and of-course in Organizer this is quite very and very flexible as well. Let's check out...So here is how you see your workspace normally, where all the photographs are open in Project Bin and only one is being shown on top part of it. On top of Editor workspace, there is a 'Arrange' control, as you see in image below. On clicking Arrange control, we get lot of options to show multiple photographs side by side in Adobe Photoshop Elements.We selected the view with four photographs shown in equal spaces. Below is how photographs are placed after selecting this option.

This is one of very common questions asked by folks on Adobe Forums that how can we see multiple Photographs Side-by-side in Adobe Photoshop Elements Workspace. It's a very easy thing to do in Editor workspace of Adobe Photoshop Elements and of-course in Organizer this is quite very and very flexible as well. Let's check out...

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