Convey Motion in Nature Photos with This Easy Photoshop Image-Stacking Trick (VIDEO)

One way to add impact to wildlife and nature photographs it to convey a sense of motion in the scene. In the video below you’ll learn how to accomplish that task with an easy Photoshop image-stacking technique.

In this tutorial photographer and image-editing expert Tony Northrup demonstrates a post-processing method he developed to create an image of birds in flight that almost depicts motion like a video. He promises that the technique is so easy you can accomplish the effect in a couple minutes.

What makes Northrup’s method simple is that the birds are in silhouette. He explains that you should use a wide-angle lens while shooting in continuous mode, and do your best to maintain consistent framing as you rip off a series of shots.

Once you‘ve captured the sequence, Northrup illustrates how use Photoshop to create and refine a final perfectly aligned composite. You can find more videos on the Tony & Chelsea Northrup YouTube channel, and be sure to watch an earlier video of theirs we shared demonstrating how to fix underexposed portraits in Lightroom.