Episode 107: Simulated vs. Optical Background Blur

You shot a lovely portrait and realized later that the background could benefit from some artistic blur. It used to be that if you didn’t get it in camera, you were stuck. But now it’s possible to recreate that blur using AI features in software later. Or, if you captured the shot using the iPhone’s Portrait Mode, you can edit the effect whenever you want. Is the software option really worth doing? Hosts: Jeff's website (https://jeffcarlson.com), Jeff's photos (https://jeffcarlson.com/portfolio/), Jeff on Instagram (http://instagram.com/jeffcarlson) Kirk's website (https://www.kirkville.com), Kirk's photos (https://photos.kirkville.com), Kirk on Instagram (https://instagram.com/mcelhearn) Follow the PhotoActive Instagram account (http://instagram.com/photoactive_podcast/) Show Notes: (View show notes with images at PhotoActive.co (https://www.photoactive.co/home/episode-107-ai-bokeh)) Rate and Review the PhotoActive Podcast! (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photoactive/id1391697658?mt=2) Episode 106: PhotoActive 2021 Gift Guide (https://www.photoactive.co/home/episode-106-gift-guide) Episode 20: The Blur-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named (https://www.photoactive.co/home/episode-20-bokeh) Pixelmator Pro (https://www.pixelmator.com/tutorials/resources/advanced-automation-and-scripting-with-applescript/) Episode 105: Aaron Hockley and Computational Photography (https://www.photoactive.co/home/episode-105-hockley-ai) Halide app (https://halide.cam/) Our Snapshots: Jeff: Green Extreme batteries (https://amzn.to/3yfvfgb) Kirk: Expert Shield screen protector (https://amzn.to/3lLyIhF) Subscribe to the PhotoActive podcast newsletter at the bottom of any page at the PhotoActive web site (https://photoactive.co) to be notified of new episodes and be eligible for occasional giveaways. If you’ve already subscribed, you’re automatically entered. If you like the show, please subscribe in iTunes/Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/photoactive/id1391697658?mt=2) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast. And don't forget to join the PhotoActive Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/photoactivecast/) to discuss the podcast, share your photos, and more. Disclosure: Sometimes we use affiliate links for products, in which we receive small commissions to help support PhotoActive.

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