Posts Tagged ‘bokeh’

No Bokeh? No Problem! These Out of Focus Backgrounds Hold You Over Until You Get that Fast Lens

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Want a blurry background for your portraits on-demand, whether or not you’re using a fast lens? Or maybe you are using a fast portrait lens, but you want to shoot with it stopped down to the sharpest possible aperture without sacrificing that beautiful bokeh you’re going for.

Well now you can now do that without having to put serious distance between your background and subject. Just pop up one of Lastolite‘s new Out of Focus Backgrounds. Read more…

Fuji Releases Bokehlicious Updated Lens Roadmap for 2015

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Late last night, Fuji released an updated version of its lens roadmap, switching some things around, adding a lens to the lineup, naming the ‘ultra-wide angle lens’ from the previous roadmap, and otherwise letting X-Mount shooters know what they’re in for glass-wise through the end of 2015.

And what they’re in for, by the looks of it, is lots and lots of bokeh. Read more…

Back to Basics: 5 Reasons Why Beginners Should Invest in a Prime Lens

If you have a friend who just got into photography and they ask you to recommend a first lens to buy in addition to the standard kit lens, chances are very good you’re going to tell them to go prime. Of course, their next question will inevitably be ‘why?’

When that question comes, just point them to this great short video by photographer Toby Gelston. In it, Gelson outlines five reasons why a prime lens should be taking up space in their new gear bag. From value to that bokehliciousness, Gelson covers all of the basics so that you don’t have to.

(via PictureCorrect)

Not All Bokeh is Created Equal, DigitalRev Explains Why

Defined by Google as, “the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens,” Bokeh is a term that has become much more prominent in the past ten years or so than ever before, thanks to the photography community. Read more…

Check Out the New Ibelux 40mm f/0.85: The World’s Fastest Mirrorless System Lens

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Speed freaks (at least where lenses are concerned) who love their mirrorless camera get ready to celebrate, because there’s a new super-fast lens on the market that is claiming the title of “fastest lens in the world for mirrorless systems” — the Ibelux 40mm f/0.85. Read more…

Introducing Bokeh, a Mobile Lifeblogging App for Saving and Sharing Moments

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If you’re a longtime reader of this blog, you may have noticed that our news editor DL Cade has been running the show as of late. Here’s the reason: for the past 3-4 months, I’ve been hard at work building a new website and service — one that we’re finally revealing to the world today.

It’s called Bokeh, and is a mobile lifeblogging service that lets you save and share all of life’s little moments through an easy-to-use app and easy-to-browse website.
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Video: Making Creative Use of Focus to Capture Ethereal Firework Footage

In the past, we’ve shared a few creative ways to take your fireworks shots to the next level. Be it shooting hand-held long exposures for an abstract result or refocusing during a long-exposure, the results can be quite stunning.

The video above combines a couple of techniques we’ve shared before, making wonderful use of bokeh and the refocusing technique to create a mesmerizing minute of footage. Read more…

Starry Long Exposure Photos of Fireflies in the Forests of Japan

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This beautiful photograph is titled “Last Dance of the Fairies.” It was shot by Japanese photographer Yume Cyan in a forested area near Nagoya City, Japan.
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How Do You Pronounce “Bokeh”?

The term “bokeh” is often used in the world of photography to describe the quality of the out-of-focus blur in photographs. Do you know how it’s pronounced?
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Idea: Keep Shooting Fireworks in the Rain for Some Extra Bokehliciousness

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Here’s an interesting idea to try: if you ever find yourself shooting fireworks and it starts to lightly drizzle, keep on shooting instead of putting your camera away. The tiny drops of rain that fall on your lens can add some bokeh to your shot!
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