When you shoot sharp you differentiate yourself from a novice who shoots with autofocus. Shooting sharp is a pleasing victory, however, when you see this picture with the power of blur, you will want to shoot blur. Shooting blur is a leap away from the beginner level, especially when your concept is clear.
Bokeh is where blur is used most frequently when the subject is clearly focused but the background is blurred. The function of blur here is to serve as a contrast and make the sharp subject stand out or to make a cluttered, distractive background look pleasing.
Long exposure is a common technique to shoot smooth and soft moving water.
To get this silky milky motion blur effect, you need a slow shutter speed, small aperture, low ISO and neutral density filter to avoid overexposure. You will find your eyes are drawn to the ‘blurry’ water.
Panning is an expert technique to achieve a blurry result, especially in impressionist photography or when shooting a moving subject. You need a slow shutter speed and a tripod with a swivelling head. The blur effects make the concept clear.
When you have mastered bokeh, long exposure and panning, you will embrace the novelty and controversy of free-lensing with no hesitation. As the term implies, freelensing is setting the lens free from the camera.
Because the lens is not attached to the camera, the distance between the lens and the camera is not fixed, every time you tilt or shift the lens you get a different result. However, once you get a freelensing result like this, it’s worth all the effort you make. Since the same result will not come again, your photos are way more precious.
Photoshop is always your last resort.
Online Photo Blur Tool
If Photoshop is still a chore for you, you can try this online photo blur tool. It’s easier and a lot of fun.
The Excuse to Blur
Even if the path is a little blurry. You’ll focus in when you know what you want. Then the picture of your life will be crystal clear.