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Use The Right Camera Settings to get Pleasing Background Blur When Shooting Xmas Lights
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Gavin Hoey has been a freelance photographer, writer and trainer of all things photographic for over 10 years. His work can be seen in various photography magazines and he writes a monthly “How To” column for Digital Photo, the UK’s best selling photography magazine.

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Use The Right Camera Settings to get Pleasing Background Blur When Shooting Xmas Lights

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Join Gavin Hoey as he demonstrates how to create pleasing background blur by using the correct camera settings and then use that knowledge to capture a stunning festive photograph.


Watch and learn in this exclusive AdoramaTV video as Gavin Hoey shows how to get pleasing background blur, also known as "Bokeh," when photographing Xmas lights or any other subject with strong specular highlights in the background. Photography is only half the story for Gavin, so after the shoot join Gavin in Photoshop CS6 where he'll edit his RAW image into the final shot using Adobe Camera RAW.



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