Anemona, you are an absolutely gorgeous bride! I love your dress - it's breathtaking!
Originally Posted by precious
i think this nifty technique makes believe that you have a very expencive lens =) i love how it makes look even more professioanal..when i saw your wedding edit my thoughts were "this is what you would get from a high pay photograrpher"..awesome!
That's just what I was thinking. I have always loved this technique - I used to use it all the time before I got the portrait lens for my camera. It's still a fun thing to do and since I have to shoot at a higher f-stop with my macro lens, I need to be using it again
Here's my take on the dreamy look:
And, on a bit different note, you can use the same technique in a completely different way. You can use it to suggest motion instead of romance. Like this (the top pic is the original, the bottom with the blur):
The only thing I did differently from Precious' instructions was to use a Motion Blur instead of a Guassian blur.
In the for what's its worth department, I use PSP so you can definately do this technique what that program.