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Tutorial: How to create beautiful ocean panning shots in post

Over on my gallery page on instagram ( @foroceanandlight) I posted an ocean panning image and I got some responses on how to create an image like that so I decided to make a quick how to tutorial.


1/320s, f4, ISO 3200

This is after I edited it in Lightroom. When you are happy with the colors you pull it over to photoshop by right clicking the image > edit in > edit in photoshop. Once it loads in photoshop you go up and click on filter> blur >motion blur. You can play around with the settings to your liking. I adjusted it to angle 0 and distance : 1313 pixels.


I love these artsy shots! What do you think?

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I’m Kelly, the one behind Kelly Petrovski Photography. I’m an Orange County family photographer based in San Juan Capistrano and I specialize in family, maternity, newborn photography. I have a beautiful purpose built studio at my home in San Juan Capistrano, California. It’s the ideal space to create my natural, timeless newborn and baby portraits and is very easy to reach from San Clemente, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Newport Beach and San Juan Capistrano.