Faking it: Who needs a $1900 lens?

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  1. inTempus

    inTempus TPF Noob!

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    If you can't afford a $1900 Canon 85mm f/1.2L lens, just fake it. :)

    Example:

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    I decided that it might look better with a little bokeh.

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    Man I love digital and Photoshop. :)
     
  2. PhotoXopher

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    Odd how the close clouds are blurred but the distant ones are in focus, kind of :lol:
     
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    loopy Brave little froggy...

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    Great job!
     
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    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Gradient map I'm guessing? Try two. One up and one down.
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm glad i don't get bokeh like that
     
  6. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is always triky to do though - for websize as the sizes posted its rather easy, but for large images and certainly for images with a very detailed dividing boarder between in focus and out of focus its very time consuming to do right.

    I have read of methods like this, though most people consider it best that you have the good bokeh before you start - eg here (scroll down to base for the background section).
    Juza Nature Photography

    I think its because its very easy to overdo it (and to mess up the dividing line on something like the grass in your shot and have it as a hard boundary rather than diffuse) and get a very unnatural look
     
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    doesn't quite look right to me...
     
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    itznfb TPF Noob!

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    I like the first one better.
     
  9. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :lol:

    Wow, you rock man.

    :lol:

    *headdesk*
     
  10. inTempus

    inTempus TPF Noob!

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    The dividing line is actually down around her ankles.
     
  11. HeY iTs ScOTtY

    HeY iTs ScOTtY TPF Noob!

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    no fake clouds in this one?? ;)
     
  12. ::trainwreck::

    ::trainwreck:: TPF Noob!

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    I dunno, there's just something about it I can't put my finger on. I guess it works, but as soon as I saw it I knew it was photoshopped. There's just something about it...
     

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