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On my bucket list for portraits I wanted to shoot
this winter was photographing ice skating.
Our friends Bill and Lisa create an ice rink in their back yard and
I was thrilled when it finally froze during this mild winter!
Their daughter Susie was a great model for me.
I was looking for a dreamy look...
But as you can see in this next photo...their yard was
a bit cluttered with a wire fence, boards around the edge of
the rink, and even some Christmas lights strung on the fence.
I started by cloning out the fence, boards and
Christmas lights to get this:
Because I was shooting a moving subject, I used a
deep depth of field (f8 aperature) while shooting to
keep her in focus.
As a result, the cluttery background was in clear focus too...
so in Photoshop (or you can use Elements.)
I blurred the background.
Learn how to do this HERE.
I love this next step. I use my Winter Haze Overlay
that comes with my Snow Overlay Collection sold below
I love how the overlay give that misty, wintery,
I also added one of my Snow Overlalys sold below
I transformed all the skating photos:
And, you can do the same with your winter photos.
Have a WINTER BLAST with this!