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Weekly Wrap-Up: December 8-14, 2019
Creating bokeh to add a Christmas feel to your images
Portrait Tips: Always Do This When Photographing Kids
Portrait Tips: Consider the Background
Lens Review: Lensbaby Twist 60
Simplest Way to Get a Great Background Anywhere
2015 Holiday Gift Guide
Christmas Bokeh and Compression
What is a Producer?
How to Create Bokeh

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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 usually not looking for great backgrounds–I’m usually looking for backgrounds

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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 from the sharper-faster-longer race and makes tools that actually help

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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 browse, and shop! I’ve put together a list of gifts

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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 of practice, and knowledge, we can really use the lights

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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.

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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 is essentially the aesthetic quality of the blur in an

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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 the photo. That is called “bokeh”. This tutorial will teach

Read More
PTBanner

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 usually not looking for great backgrounds–I’m usually looking for backgrounds

Read More
Levi_Sim Cover-1

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 from the sharper-faster-longer race and makes tools that actually help

Read More
giftguide-generic

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 browse, and shop! I’ve put together a list of gifts

Read More
FeaturedBokeh2

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 of practice, and knowledge, we can really use the lights

Read More
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.

Read More
bokehbanner

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 is essentially the aesthetic quality of the blur in an

Read More
Bokeh_banner

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 the photo. That is called “bokeh”. This tutorial will teach

Read More

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