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Questions tagged [blur]

An important aspect of the photographic vocabulary, produced by focus selection, limitations of depth of field, optical qualities, subject motion, camera motion, or other technical problems.

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In an image with camera shake and a point light source, can the shape of the point light source be used to practically reduce the shake significantly?

Often said "you could compute out the camera shake if you knew the blur function"... One area frequently plagued by shake: Night photography. One thing frequently found in night photography: Stars ...
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How to make pictures lots of kids so everyone's face isn't blurry?

I have a Nikon D850 with portrait lens AF 105mm f/1.4. I'm just learning how to make good pictures. We purchased this camera not for business — we have kids and want to make every possible memory. I'm ...
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Can you tell from a blurry photo if focus was too close or too far?

If you focus on a focal plane that is sufficiently in front of your subject, or past it (relative to depth of field), the subject will appear blurry. Is there some way of telling purely from the ...
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Damaged coating tamron 18-200mm?

I just bought a secondhand 18-200 tamron lens but I can't seem to get a fully sharp picture. I know my settings and the picture is "smudged" blurry and seems to have some color artifacts on one side ...
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Can you adjust white balance in Photoshop based on average blur?

Can you adjust white balance in a digital image using Photoshop (or similar) in such a way that average blurring the entire image gives gray (R=G=B)? Note, I'm not necessarily looking to achieve "...
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Create a canvas-like style (a blurred effect)

Hi I would like to have a fluffy effect for the details of my image, and I have tried tools such as Sharpen, Blur in Fliter, and Clarity in RAW manipulation, but in vain. The left hand side is the ...
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Soft images on Canon 6D + Canon 24-105L F4

I am not sure why, but I get a lot of very soft images from my Canon 6D + Canon 24-105L lenses. Light conditions could be perfect, focus is ok, shutter speed is 1/500, but result image looks like it ...
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Defective Black Eye Macro 64

I bought this black eye for my iPhone and the instructions are very simple: Place the lens on the camera. I did so and and I see is a blurry display through my phone. I put the sense on properly ...
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How to remove the blur in the raw image(.cr2) using photoshop cc 2018 [duplicate]

I'm new to photography. The raw picture(.cr2) is out of focus. It focuses background instead of the person in the picture, and the person in the picture is really blurred, and the background is very ...
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Orange “aura” around people/objects in photo, usually present with older cameras? [duplicate]

I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask but I’ve been unable to figure out what exactly this is. It’s an effect, seemingly unintentional, that makes people and things have orange blurs around ...
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Tips for creating background motion blur images? [duplicate]

I've recently came across an image similar to this: (Source: travmonkey) And was really impressed, the picture I found before that one (sadly can't find it again) looking even better, with a really ...
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Why are my long exposures with a certain lens not crisp even though I'm using a tripod? [closed]

I am new to DSLR photography, and using using a Canon 1300D and Tamron 18-200. While using 200mm and trying to take a picture at 5 second or longer shutter speeds, I am developing camera shake and ...
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What is this odd brushstroke-like blur with my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II?

I am shooting a lot of low light sports up in the north and I have noticed a lot of back focusing issues that I mostly blamed on myself with a 5D Mark IV and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II. But ...
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How can I subtly blur brands in photos?

In the past I've seen scenes in documentaries containing a branded product which (I assume) didn't pay for product placement, so somehow they manage to subtly blur out its label in post production. I ...
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Why is there a purple blur around fire in photos?

Why is there a purple blur around fire in photos? I'm using a Sony Xperia phone.
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Creating a synthetic image from an original image with a given shutter speed

I have an original jpeg image captured by a camera. I want to change the photo to another image so that the new image resembles the one which would have been taken with a camera with a different ...
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How go get blurred background with Nikon D5600 using 18-140mm lens? [duplicate]

I am very new to photography and just got my new camera, read up on all tutorials on how to take great pictures but... I was trying to get a good portrait of a person while blurring the background. I ...
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How to take a macro photo, but with the subject completely in focus [duplicate]

I love macro photography, it gives an insight in the small world around is. Unfortunately, I'm really not good at it. When I came across an artificial beehive, I took a chance to get into the bees and ...
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Are focus and resolving power optically equivalent?

Limited "resolving power" or "sharpness" is a problem one can see with many lower-quality lenses, especially with higher-resolution camera bodies. Playing with my cheap 500mm mirror lens, I often get ...
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Blurry and vintage feel picture [closed]

How to take or edit picture like this?
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Camera Slow To Respond When Trying To Take A Photo | Nikon D5300

I have a Nikon D5300. When I try to take a photo (I reset all settings to factory settings) and hold down the button to focus or just a quick snap, there is a long delay in the camera finishing to ...
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Blurred photos of a moving subject under low light conditions

I’m using a bridge camera Fujifilm s7000. I’ve found it difficult to take photos indoors in low light conditions. The exposure looks right but blurred. I’m trying to take photos of our baby, as you ...
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Why does a blurred out background make this photo look like a miniature? [duplicate]

I have this photo before and after being blurred (From Macphun software ad): I dont know about you but for some reason the blurred version almost makes the island look like it is an intricately ...
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Why am I getting blurry images with a Sigma 35mm Art and Canon EOS 77D?

I recently got the Canon EOS 77D and the Sigma 35mm Art 1.4 I notice in my pictures stuff where i'm a little distance away I comes out blurry. My setting on here were ISO 800 f/1.4 1/160sec I do know ...
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Focus issue - possible cause?

I took a whole series of photographs of local listed buildings, so I could add them to wikimedia - until I saw the results. D5500 with Nikkor 24-120mm VR 3.5/5.6G 50mm ISO 100 1/320s f4.8 Full ...
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Is my tamron lens VC (image stabilisation) working properly

I am an amateur photography and although i have taken long exposure photos before, this is the first time for a while and with my new camera Canon EOS1300D. I am surprised at the blurry result. The ...
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How can I fix an out of focus photo? Is there an app for that? I don't have Photoshop [duplicate]

Someone else took this picture of me and didn't focus. :( How can I fix this? Is there an app for that? I don't have Photoshop.
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Why do moving objects in photos appear blurry?

When taking a photo on most cameras, if you take a picture of a moving object, the object appears blurry. Why does this happen exactly?
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What exactly is the cause for the diffusion of bright objects in these image?

What exactly is the cause for the diffusion of LED chips in the image below? We can see clearly the LED chips in the image. However, between LED chips, the background is not dark but there are some ...
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How to get the effect of blurred lights (bright light spots)? [duplicate]

The attached photo is clicked in a professional DSLR camera. How can I get a similar effect of blurred lights in an ordinary digital camera, Or How can I edit a image later to get this similar effect?
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How can I fix the blur in this photo?

Someone else took this picture & the background was focused instead of us. please help.It was my farewell picture and It really would be great if someone can help me.
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Nikon D3100 not taking pictures [duplicate]

My Nikon D3100 not taking pictures when its switch to "A" mode of 18-55mm lens, but it take pictures when it's to "M" mode of 18-55 lens, but zoom in is very blur its clear in zoom out?
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How to focus on an area correctly, while still blurring everything else?

I made a picture (see below) of an almond cake with the following settings: 4/3 sensor 25mm focal length Aperture f1.4 Shutter speed 1/30 sec I chose an appropriate shutter speed with the biggest ...
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Is out-of-focus photography very niche or lost cause? [closed]

I recently decided to ditch my typical style of photography and opt to experiment with having the objects out of focus. I'm slightly indifferent with the results (as I'm learning this effect, will ...
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How can I get a blurred background with a kit lens? [duplicate]

How can I take a image with blur background? I am a new photographer but its no my profession, its my passion. If someone know about this then tell me.
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Maximizing bokeh in the foreground?

Another question asks, How can I maximize the “blurry background, sharp subject” (bokeh) effect? Rather than the background, I am interested in blurring the foreground. What techniques or advice are ...
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Example of desired look: how do I duplicate it? [closed]

A few questions: In the attached picture if you zoom in, there is a very slight blur on this mans freckles. It is still in focus, but it almost looks as if the picture was painted. How was that ...
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How to take sharper images indoors, scene with all objects in focus?

I have recently started photography. I have completed web course in beginner photography, but I am completely hopeless in getting sharp photos. I have Nikon d5300 with 18-70mm lens. And I want to take ...
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Is an 85mm prime lens worth getting to blur backgrounds, if I already have a 50mm prime?

The great lens I have is a 50mm 1.8F G Nikon. My camera is a D3100. I realized I need more blur in the background so I thought may be I should purchase an 85mm prime lens. But I wonder since it is ...
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Why is my picture blurry?

To start, here is some info about the following photo I took: Photo: Shutter 1/80s, f/1.8, ISO 100 Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, no lens filter Camera: Canon T5i I took some pictures at my school'...
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Sony A6000 blurry in peripherals despite sharp center — is this a mirrorless thing?

I used to have a mirrorless Sony Alpha A6000 camera. The problem I had with it was that, no matter how hard I tried to keep the center of my photos sharp, my photos always looked blurry in the ...
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How do I take an image without a blurry background? [duplicate]

I'm very new to DSLRs and I was wondering how to make it so that my Nikon D3300 focuses but does not blur anything out like when it focuses on a flower or something and it blurs everything else around ...
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Recording a maths tutorial video with iPhone [closed]

I am making a series of maths video tutorials to put up on YouTube. I have made a wooden crane that position the iPhone above my desk looking down so that it captures an A4 sheet of paper. (I have ...
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Unsharp and blurry edges! What i'm doing wrong?

I have a problem and I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I have a Nikon D5200 with an 18-105mm zoom lens. This photo is taken at 105mm. The edges and the details are sharp and clean : This is taken ...
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How can I “unblur” these pics of the Northern Lights?

A total NOOB to photography here. I was in Tromsø, Norway this weekend and was lucky enough to capture some pictures of the lights. Now, when I say I'm a noob, I actually mean that I know very, VERY ...
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Remove or reduce blur in an image

I have a photo of some text that is blurry and so I can't really read it (I have glasses and it hurts my eyes when I try). I Googled for a tool to reduce blur, but without much luck. Is there a way ...
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What's the secret to this pastel, beautifully blurred photo?

I see the effect often that appears in this photo – these two things together: 1) a very strong bokeh(?) where most of the image is blurred 2) some kind of color filter that emphasizes bright pastels ...
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Lens or Filter to Blur Thermal Camera Images

I know this question sounds weird, but I am looking for some kind of lens or filter to blur the images taken by a thermal camera. I don't need to blur a specific part of an image, just a blur ...
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What's worse for post-processing blurriness, graininess or softness?

Context Using an a6000, I've been learning a lot about photography and how to control the depth of field (by changing the aperture), blurriness (by changing the shutter speed), and the noise floor/...
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Is there any way of saving this blurry photo??? [duplicate]

http://i.imgur.com/Lb9FXGe.jpg Is there ANY way to save this blurry photo? I have photoshop. PLEASE HELP.