Misfocused / blurry photos - time to get creative

posted on 10th of september, 2009

Probably you have had situations when, after downloading pictures from camera to PC, you've noticed that some shots are out of focus due to incorrect focusing or accidental shake during long exposure shooting. Seems like wasted shot, isn't it? NO IT IS NOT!

Be creative and use it as a source of your art work. Using Photoshop or some other photo editing program, go through the Filter menu and do something new - add effects or even more blur. The result will be surprisingly cool!

For the 1st image of the two I've used in this blog post, I've used (in Photoshop) Radial blur (zoom) for the sky and motion blur for the sea. Unfocused shot game out surprisingly well, isn't it?
And for the second picture I went into further, using special effects (quite slow to create if you're not behind a fast PC). The cubic sunset was created using EXTRUDE effects.

Comments (7)

Posted by Preckas on September 14, 2009
Interesting way to make use of a photo that may otherwise have been rendered useless :)
Posted by Ebamo on September 12, 2009
I liked the idea, good to create artistic images rather than stock photos :)
Posted by Julia161 on September 10, 2009
I tried to add blurs, but images were declined as overfiltered ;)
Posted by Mani33 on September 10, 2009
Nice results! My cam had disappointed me with the week lence even with effects it stayed with week target!
Thanks for the tip anyway ;)
Posted by Cmarshall717 on September 10, 2009
I've tried to stay away from using the filters, especially the one like your cubic image, because mine always got rejected. Nice images.
Posted by Wildmac on September 10, 2009
Great idea! :0)
Posted by Fultonsphoto on September 10, 2009
Interesting effects, will have to try some of these techniques and see if they are also accepted. I like the result of the first image.

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