Using Creative Effects to Lead the Eye | Focus Pro by Macphun

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There are many ways to lead a viewer’s eye through a photo. The most important component is composition – how you frame your photo before you click the shutter. However, there are post processing methods that can emphasize your subject and help lead your viewer through a photograph such as vignettes, creative focus and blur.

Focus Pro from Macphun

One of my favorite ways to create focus and blur effects is with Focus Pro by Macphun. This software allows you to easily add vignettes, tilt-shift effects, depth of field effects and motion blur.

This is one of my favorite photos where I put Focus Pro to work:

Summer Solstice | Stonehenge | Salisbury Plain | England | Processed with Focus Pro

I added a vignette and a slight motion blur to emphasize my subject – Stonehenge and the Summer Solstice rituals that were taking place. I think the blur in the clouds and foreground adds a bit of mystery and magic, which I think suits the subject matter well.

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