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Mastering Depth of Field

As photographers, depth of field is something that’s important to take into account with every image we produce. While it can create some cool creative effects like bokeh, it can

Portrait Tips: Consider the Background

I’m a big believer that the most important thing in the picture should be the people. Many clients want to know where we’ll shoot, where is a great background. I’m

Lens Review: Lensbaby Twist 60

This new Twist 60 lens from Lensbaby has my full attention right now. There are always new lenses boasting extreme sharpness or wide apertures or super telephoto, but Lensbaby steps aside

Photography’s Basics: Aperture

The aperture in a lens is photography’s analog to the irises in our eyes. Our irises enlarge to let in more light in dim circumstances. They contract to a smaller

2015 Holiday Gift Guide

A lot of us are just coming out of the fog of Christmas photography rush orders and holiday shipping deadlines for photo products. We finally have time to breathe, and

Christmas Bokeh and Compression

The other day, I was watching a family take photos in front of a Christmas tree. They were standing directly in front of it. I realized that with a bit

Photo Credit: Kat Gatti

What is a Producer?

Producer is a title which is often misunderstood. We will start by clarifying the various applications of the title. As you read, please keep in mind the following caveats. First, it is not uncommon for people to wear one or more Producer hats on a film. Second, the following definitions are as close as one can come to a standard, but every set and every production company may apply the titles differently.

How to Create Bokeh

I’m often asked about bokeh (which has a myriad of pronunciations bo?k? / boh-kay / boh-k?). The word originates from the Japanese word boke, which means “blur” or “haze.” It

Create Custom Bokeh in Photoshop

If you’ve ever seen a photo with a shallow depth of field, you may find the background is very out of focus. And you’ll often notice colorfully blurry dots around