Posts Tagged ‘outoffocus’

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…

Sneak Peek: A Useful Focus Selection Tool is Coming to Photoshop CC on June 18th

A couple of weeks ago, we told you to mark June 18th on your calendars, because Adobe would be revealing “the next evolution of Creative Cloud.” Well, we’re still a few days away from the fateful keynote, but Adobe has given us a little teaser, showing us just one of the features that the Photoshop team has been working on for this major update. Read more…

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…

Fiddle with Focus to Add Some Bokeh to Long Exposure Night Shots

Claus Thiim captured this beautiful image of fireworks showing both in-focus and out-of-focus burst of light. The trick is to capture most of the photograph while focused on the fireworks, and then throw the lens out of focus shortly before the shutter closes.

On a slightly related note, check out this crazy video of an entire fireworks display released in just one minute (something went wrong).


Image credit: Thunder in the Valley 2009 by iamclaus and used with permission

Shoot Fireworks Out of Focus for Beautiful Bokeh Explosions

Next time you’re attend a fireworks display, try shooting your photographs or video out of focus. This video by Danny Cooke is a pretty beautiful look at what you can achieve by doing this. What’s more, if you focus on the spectators in the foreground, it looks like they’re watching bokeh fireworks as well!

(via f stoppers)