Photography Tip For Softening Images
How to soften photographs when you do not have a diffusion filter, if you have a UV filter, or any camera filter then you are in luck. In the above photography of a scarlet red macaw, the well trained parrot was free to fly away. I guess he or she liked his home so much that he stayed on his perch even when people were only three to four feet away.
You can use either a piece of lens paper or a tissue to apply a thin layer of Vaseline onto the camera filter. This will soften the image. In fact this is what they did back in the old days before they manufactured a diffusion filter. I am not sure if they applied it to a filter back in the day or to the cameras lens. I recommend that you apply it to a filter, and not to apply Vaseline to the front element of the camera lens. This is how you soften the image with Vaseline.
I do not soften my images since I do photograph subjects that I would like to soften such as the wrinkles of an aging women, the lights may also glow a bit more. I like sharp detail in my landscapes. I am certain that this will work.
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