Tutorial on how to blur the background of a picture

I have taken some good pictures, but sometimes the background is too focused and distracts from the close-up of the subject matter.  You can blur the background in photoshop, and I will walk you through the steps.  I am using photoshop elements 7, but I’m sure that the steps would be similar in other programs. Here is a picture of a fern straight out of the camera. And here is the same picture with some extra blur in the background. {Read More}

More pictures from class

Here are some more pictures from the photography class. **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are usually affiliate links that will pay me a couple of dollars if you happen to buy something while there.

My Favorite Pictures from the third day

Here are my favorite pictures from the third day of my photography class. A fern that is unfurling. An ant on a flower. Another Banana Slug. **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are usually affiliate links that will pay me a couple of dollars if you happen to buy something while there.

Favorites from day 2 class

Here are my favorite pictures from the second day of our photography class. Nice little harbor seal on the Albion River. Turkey Vultures having a little fishy snack. Another Turkey Vulture.   Water drops on a leaf. **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are usually affiliate links that will pay me a couple of dollars if you happen to buy something while there.

Photography class day 2

Some other pictures from day one. A closer view of the bird. A quail with her babies. Another view of the banana slug. **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are usually affiliate links that will pay me a couple of dollars if you happen to buy something while there.

Photography class day 1

I am at a week long photography class in Northern California.  We are camping on the coast, and it is a wild rugged landscape.  Here are my three favorite pictures from yesterday. A Banana Slug.  I love his eyes in focus. A sweet little bird who thought that his mommy was bringing him some food. And a spider web.  I need to work on my spider web photo skills. **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are {Read More}

color corrected geese

Here are the geese and gosslings after I adjusted the brightness in photoshop. **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are usually affiliate links that will pay me a couple of dollars if you happen to buy something while there.