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Hello friends,

 

Please, see the picture below (Brian Skerry, NatGeo). How can I get this smudgy effect? Low shutter speed? Rear curtain strobe? Both of them? I would be very grateful if you could let me know...

 

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Thank you, from Brazil :)

 

Auder Lisboa

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Nikon D80 - Sea&Sea housing - SB105 strobes

Tokina 10-17 fisheye and Nikkor 105 micro

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Use the "blur tool" in Photoshop. It looks artificial.

 

[i would prefer a large aperture, F/2.8 for small depth of field, but you wouldn't get the smudging, just out of focus foreground and background.]

Edited by jlyle

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It looks as though it was photoshop. The cyan fringing doesn't even appear to be intended. It certainly looks as though the subject has been sharpened and the background/foreground has been blurred. I'm not sure what the intent is by leaving the fringing in...maybe appealing to the authors artistic side?

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This is done in camera. Front curtain synch and long exposure and then the camera jogged downward during the exposure (not necessarily intentionally) creating the blur.

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heres one that was done in camera. not intentional but it looks quite good to my untrained eyes.

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Here's an example of intentional effect done in camera using rear-curtain synch 1/15 sec, to keep the motion effect behind the direction of motion.

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Thank you guys, for the answers.

I'm very happy, Brian quickly replied my e-mail about the photo:

 

"Hi Auder:

Thanks so much for your kind words! The photo you asked about was made in fairly shallow water, about 6 or 7 meters deep. It was made late in the day with golden light streaming into the exceptionally clear water. I used a slow shutter and rear-curtain synch. Two strobes on low power.

Best,

Brian"

 

:)

 

Auder Lisboa

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Nikon D80 - Sea&Sea housing - SB105 strobes

Tokina 10-17 fisheye and Nikkor 105 micro

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