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Photography 101: Why do I want to control depth of field?
We’re going to discuss depth of field. But I’m going to try and keep it really simple. When I’ve given...
No, not all your images need that creamy bokeh look
Bokeh has been exploding in popularity left, right and center. Everyone wants that creamy bokeh look on their photos. What...
The major pros and cons of focus stacking for landscapes
When you think about focus stacking, your mind likely goes to macro photography. When photographing close-ups, you can use focus...
Understanding depth of field in nature photography
Like many, I find nature photography enjoyable and a fantastic hobby. As a professional videographer, many concepts I’ve learned apply...
The Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure: Depth of field
This series of articles is excerpted from Rocky Nook's Enthusiast's Guide to Exposure by John Greengo covers the controls —...
Why I only use prime lenses
Why would I choose to only use prime lenses while there are many other great options out there? This sounds...
Portrait Tips: Save money, use a long lens for shallow depth
In outdoor portraits, we love shallow depth of field. We love to see the background nicely out of focus so...
Understanding exposure: The aperture setting
Exposure is the process of choosing the correct settings on your camera to produce a picture that "looks right;" not...
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...
Quick Tip: Get Close to Achieve a Shallow Depth of Field
Love that blurred background look, but don't have a lens with a wide open aperture? Even if you're limited to...
Portrait Tips: Always Do This When Photographing Kids
The Holidays are one of the best times to make pictures. (Check out Bryan's and Lauri's articles for some terrific...
DSLR Video Weekly: Controlling Depth of Field
This is article #19 in the DSLR Video Weekly series.  If you'd like the whole thing in one shot, check out...

Understanding depth of field in nature photography

Like many, I find nature photography enjoyable and a fantastic hobby. As a professional videographer, many concepts I’ve learned apply to nature photography. One of the most important is depth of field. Depth of field Proper depth of field can

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The Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure: Depth of field

This series of articles is excerpted from Rocky Nook’s Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure by John Greengo covers the controls — shutter, aperture and ISO. The week, John covers depth of field. Depth of field With large apertures(low numbers, e.g., f/1.4,

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Female photographer with camera and prime lenses smiling

Why I only use prime lenses

Why would I choose to only use prime lenses while there are many other great options out there? This sounds like a legitimate question, doesn’t it? Here’s how I became obsessed with primes! The one that started it all While

Read More

Understanding exposure: The aperture setting

Exposure is the process of choosing the correct settings on your camera to produce a picture that “looks right;” not too bright, not too dark, and sharp where it should be. While your camera will figure all of this out

Read More

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 also be used in professional ways to create a more

Read More

DSLR Video Weekly: Controlling Depth of Field

This is article #19 in the DSLR Video Weekly series.  If you’d like the whole thing in one shot, check out the book Creating DSLR Video: From Snapshots to Great Shots. Once you get the hang of video, be sure to monetize

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Understanding depth of field in nature photography

Like many, I find nature photography enjoyable and a fantastic hobby. As a professional videographer, many concepts I’ve learned apply to nature photography. One of the most important is depth of field. Depth of field Proper depth of field can

Read More

The Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure: Depth of field

This series of articles is excerpted from Rocky Nook’s Enthusiast’s Guide to Exposure by John Greengo covers the controls — shutter, aperture and ISO. The week, John covers depth of field. Depth of field With large apertures(low numbers, e.g., f/1.4,

Read More
Female photographer with camera and prime lenses smiling

Why I only use prime lenses

Why would I choose to only use prime lenses while there are many other great options out there? This sounds like a legitimate question, doesn’t it? Here’s how I became obsessed with primes! The one that started it all While

Read More

Understanding exposure: The aperture setting

Exposure is the process of choosing the correct settings on your camera to produce a picture that “looks right;” not too bright, not too dark, and sharp where it should be. While your camera will figure all of this out

Read More

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 also be used in professional ways to create a more

Read More

DSLR Video Weekly: Controlling Depth of Field

This is article #19 in the DSLR Video Weekly series.  If you’d like the whole thing in one shot, check out the book Creating DSLR Video: From Snapshots to Great Shots. Once you get the hang of video, be sure to monetize

Read More

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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Make It Work With The Tools You Have

(Editior’s note: From time to time we welcome guests to contribute to Photofocus. Lauri Novak, like many of us, began making photographs at a young age. Words she lives by are; play, seeing, live and love. Welcome to Photofocus! Lauri Novak. So

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