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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?

For more ocean inspired art, you can follow me on instagram. 

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I’m Kelly, the one behind Kelly Petrovski Photography. I’m an Maui, Hawaii  photographer and I specialize in family, maternity, couples and elopement photography.

I love chasing sunsets and adventure. Maui has the most beautiful scenery and has so much to explore. My sessions are easy going and fun. Let’s adventure around Maui, Kapalua, Ka’anapali, Lahaina, Wailea or North shore. Excited to capture your love story.

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