Monday, July 25, 2011
After I posted this picture I got a lot of emails and comments on how to exactly do this shot so I thought I’d revel my secrets…. are you ready?!
This is not me spinning him.
It’s my sister. Before she spun him I wrapped my arms around her and pointed my camera down and then focused on Wyatt’s eyes. Then I counted to 3 and she and I both spun around as she held onto Wyatt.
My settings were f/3.5 1/25 ISO 200 but when I uploaded my picture I didn't like that you could see the people behind him so I edited it like this…
First I did a clean edit (adjust contrast levels etc.) Then I went into the Full edit mode (remember I use PSE8) added a little warmth with some actions.
I then concentrated just the background. I used the quick selection tool and selected the background not my sisters arm or Wyatt’s face. then I went into the filters under the effect on the right side and choose the blur filter. Once in there I used the radial blur tool. (when using that tool make sure that you move the center to the area you DO NOT want to be blurred.) Had the amount at 22. This then made the background look like it was spun more. I also used the motion blur so it would even it all out.
I sharpened it, reduced the noise and was done.