Woodland photography is both a challenging and an extremely rewarding subject, and there are several shooting and editing techniques that are commonly used with this type of photography; one editing technique that has grown hugely in popularity over the last few years is to add motion blur to woodland shots to create a surreal kind of vertical panning effect where sharpness and blur collide. So, here’s how to creatively add motion blur in
This effect will work with most tree images, but is always more effective the straighter the trees in the scene are. You can also choose from a complete row of trees like the image used here, or even a woodland scene with a path running through it.
How to add motion blur in Affinity Photo
Before and after
The effect is incredibly easy to apply using Live Filters, and by using masking the bur area can be controlled to help add a sense of depth to the image.
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