Introduction to LUT files and Motion Blur

LUT files are extremely useful…

I was up in London a few days ago with one of my students.  We were doing a bit of street photography together and on the way to Picadilly Circus.  Just as our tube train arrived I fired off a shot, hoping to get the train blurred as it sped past the standing commuters.

Sadly, even at 1/60 sec, It didn’t get the amount of blur I wanted, so I decided to use Photoshop to recreate the effect.

The amount of additional blur I added was quite minimal and having completed that, I looked at the image and thought I’d add a LUT file or two, to bring some mood into the shot.

This tutorial takes you through my thought processes and techniques to get the final look.




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Kevin Ahronson

Kevin is a full-time professional photographer and has been teaching photography since 2009. He founded the Hampshire School of Photography where he runs photography workshops and gives one to one mentoring to photographers at all levels, from complete beginners through to those who want to turn professional

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4 Responses

  1. Duncan Rounding says:

    Another good few PS snippets learnt. Very interesting. Thanks Kevin

  2. Keith Murrall says:

    Enjoyed that Kevin. Thank you

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