Posts tagged learning

My Favourite Site to Learn from Others

In photography, learning from others is one of the best ways to educate yourself about what makes a good photograph and what doesn’t. Like many online photographers, I have a number of favourite sites I look through each month/week/day to go through photos and articles to develop a better understanding photography.

One of my absolute favourite websites is SportsShooter.com and its Student Critiques project and I’ll tell you why after the jump.

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How to photograph subjects with a blurred background

This is our first 2 minute video tutorial in an ongoing weekly series.

This tutorial describes how to photograph a subject with an SLR camera and get a blurred background in 3 steps so that the model really pops out of the picture. Though the quality of the ‘bokeh’ (blurred part) does depend on the lens, this tutorial gives you the basic steps you need to start shooting some great portraits.

It was filmed on the beautiful University of Toronto campus with the help of our friend Elaine (thanks Elaine!).