How to Simplify Your Backgrounds Using Photoshop

When you are shooting wildlife or birds, you do not always get to choose what is behind your subject, and what is otherwise a compelling shot can be brought down by something distracting in the background. If you find yourself in that situation, this great video tutorial will show how to quickly and easily fix a distracting background using Photoshop. 

Coming to you from Matt Kloskowski, this awesome video tutorial will show you how to how to clean up a busy background using Photoshop. A bad background can often arise when you are shooting wildlife or birds simply because of your location in relation to whatever is behind your subject, but it can also sometimes be a problem simply because not all of us can afford a stratospherically priced supertelephoto lens with a wide aperture, such as a 400mm f/2.8. Thankfully, consumer-level supertelephoto zooms and primes have improved significantly in recent years, but while the image quality is better, the physics of a narrower aperture will always be there, and you might not be able to blow a background to blurry smithereens like you could with one of those more expensive options. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Kloskowski. 

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