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Christmas Lights for Festive Photographs

Balance your low ambient lights with a flash for festive photographs.

ArticleAdoramaTV - Take and Make Great Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Gavin Hoey, December 23, 2013

Mixing ambient and flash can be tricky enough when you're shooting on a sunny day but when the ambient light level drops it becomes even harder.

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TAGS: flash,  bokeh,  lighting,  holidays,  Gavin Hoey,  continuous 

Use Selective Focus And Blurred Foreground To Eliminate Distracting Backgrounds

From the Perfect Picture School of Photography

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Bryan Peterson, July 1, 2013

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When composing a portrait or isolating a subject with a shallow depth of field, it is easy to forget to check on that background and make sure that it isn't going to take attention away from your subject. 

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TAGS: flowers,  bokeh,  depth of field,  blur,  bryan peterson,  flower 

Want More Flattering Bokeh In Your Portrait Photography? Change Your Lens!

A PhotoflexLightingSchool Lesson

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Ben Clay, February 25, 2013

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Learn how increasing the focal length can result in more pleasing background blur in portrait photography.

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TAGS: bokeh,  focus,  focusing,  lens,  focal length,  Photoflex 

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

Take & Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey: Adorama Photography TV

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Gavin Hoey, December 24, 2012

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.

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TAGS: adorama,  canon,  bokeh,  adobe photoshop,  photoshop elements,  lenses,  photography tips,  photo technique,  photography tip,  photo tips,  Canon EOS 5D Mark II,  lens,  photoshop techniques,  Adorama TV,  Adobe Photoshop CS6,  Photoshop CS6,  Photoshop review 

Clean Composition—AdoramaTV

You Keep Shooting

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Bryan Peterson, November 28, 2011

Bryan shows us the difference between a macro shot and a GOOD macro shot. Watch as he uses a wider aperture to clean his compostion.

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TAGS: macro,  flowers,  macro photography,  bokeh,  colors,  composition,  photography tips,  photo technique,  photography tip,  backgrounds,  photo tips,  flower 

Bokeh: The Not-So-Secret Secret Lens Feature That Improves Your Photos

Sharp lenses are good, but here's why you should pay attention to background blur and bokeh

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Bob Atkins, October 30, 2011

While sharpness is an essential part of most photographs, the creative use of backround blur can be a very useful compositional element.

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TAGS: adorama,  bokeh,  lens 

Viewer Feedback Vol. 2—AdoramaTV

Digital Photography 1 on 1

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Wallace, June 27, 2011

AdoramaTV Presents Digital Photography One on One. In this week's episode Mark answers questions from viewers.

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TAGS: exposure,  flash,  bokeh,  aperture,  Adorama TV 

Bokeh: A Book About Cameras—Adorama Photography TV

iPad Photography App

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Wallace, May 13, 2011

Adorama Photography TV presents Bokeh: A Book About Cameras for the iPad.

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TAGS: bokeh,  app,  Apple,  Adorama TV 

Field Test: Nikon 35mm f/1.4 Lens

A workhorse prime lens goes pro, at last

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Ryan Brenizer, February 9, 2011

This review was very hard to be objective about. You see, I've been waiting impatiently for Nikon to release a new 35mm f/1.4 lens for more than five years.

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TAGS: bokeh,  35mm,  lens 

PhotoZAP 27: The Bokeh Master

Our critics praise and pan your pictures

ArticlePhotoZAP: We Critique Your Photos Techniques and How-Tos - by Adorama Learning Center Editors, January 11, 2010

“There are so many terrible photographs of house cats on the web, that it is so refreshing to see a creative, crisp, shot of a fuzzy feline subject!”—Jack Howard

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TAGS: bokeh,  photography tips,  photography tip,  critique 

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