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Emmet with background bokeh from small LED lights.

As the holidays are over, I couldnt resist taking a classic bokeh shot before putting away the lights and decorations for another year.

In this article Ill show you how you can create this effect in-camera in your own living room. Plus Ill show you how easy it is to create a bokeh effect using Photoshop as well.

What is Bokeh?

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If youve been eyeing a Westcott Ice Light for some time, but dont care to drop the dough on it, Chinese light accessory manufacturer Yongnuo has a new product that might interest you. Its called the YN360 and its an LED light wand designed to spice up your work in ways traditional lights cant. Looking [...]

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Last month we shared Michael Davies stunning photo of tea being tossed at -40 Celsius, which seemed to have spread online like a wildfire. The photo even reached actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens who decided to share it on her social media pages, but unfortunately the famous artist didnt bother crediting Michael. Angry comments from [...]

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There comes a point in every photographers career where they ask themselves the proverbial question, “Should I specialize in a specific genre of photography? Or should I just keep photographing anything and everything that comes my way? There are several schools of thought on this dilemma, depending on who you ask, and what you read. Ultimately the answer is very personal, and specific to each photographer. The point of this article is not to convince you, the reader, of one way verses... more

Making an incredible image has a lot to do with who is behind the camera, but having some good tools to inspire creativity and open options is never a bad idea. This is why we teamed up with Spiffy Gearto give away a Complete Light Blaster Set($355 Retail Value) (we will choose a random winner [...]

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Have a good look at the portraits above. Do they look familiar, but maybenot quite on the spot? Or do they actually look twice as familiar? Probably both. The reason is that those portraits are not a simple representation of Hollywood stars (that would take care of the familiar part), but a mesh-up of two [...]

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Taking photos is one of the most inspiring and exciting of pursuits. It can encourage you to have adventures, see the world in a newer, fresher way, meet interesting people – all while creating something that is totally unique to you.

We are born makers, and creativity is the ultimate act of integration it is how we fold our experiences into our being. – Brene Brown

But what happens when your well of inspiration runs dry, when you cant get excited by... more

If you have not heard about Winter Storm Jonas hitting the US, you must have been hiding under a rock (which was covered in snow anyways). For some this meant that they had to stay at home and cancel plans. But for others, who planned ahead, this was a great opportunity to break out the [...]

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A few years ago I broke the filter on my 24-70 2.8 Nikon lens.I felt quite thelucky guy, as that lens is about $1,800. The comments on the usefulness of that filter were mixed. I think the comments on how the new Sigma filter protects a lens will be different. On December Sigma announced that [...]

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Has anyone ever saidto you, Thats a nice photo, you must have an expensive camera!?

According to photography legend Ansel Adams, The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!

Your camera is simply a tool, that you use to create your vision of the scene in front of you.A camera can only do what you tell it, so it’s not going to capture that “nice photo” all by itself. But, what if the camera doesn... more