Bokeh 101: A Guide to Aperture & Styling Your Depth of Field

Indeana Underhill, Lifestyle & Travel Photographer

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9 Videos (50m)
    • Introduction to Bokeh

      1:35
    • Guiding Questions

      6:26
    • Principle of Photography Basics

      3:43
    • Comparing Focal Lengths

      8:44
    • The F Word

      12:23
    • Practical Approach

      2:40
    • Vintage Lenses & Bokeh

      9:17
    • Purchasing Lenses

      4:45
    • Wrapping It Up

      0:43
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About This Class

Once you have the principles of photography in mind, it's important to learn how we can apply the theory to our own work. Many of us starting out want to be able to create a beautiful blurred or out of focus background- also known as a shallow depth of field and bokeh. But, how do we create it and how do we style it?

Like everything else from lighting to composition, choices are made. What choices are we making when we choose our lenses and f-stops? Do we want our subject to stand out from the background, compressing the background with a shallow depth of field? Or do we want the subject to be apart of their background with more in focus?

Testing and shooting is the only way to find out! So, join me to learn how we can make the right choices for our own look.

In this class, we look at:

  • A general overview of exposure and the principles of photography
  • Creating your own look in camera
  • Choosing lenses to enhance and change your depth of field
  • The control we have over lens compression and its relationship to our f/stop and exposure
  • Choosing appropriate backgrounds to maximize our depth of field
  • Getting experimental with vintage lenses 

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Be creative, daring and take great photos!

For more of my photography classes ranging from beginner principles to intermediate development: 

PHOTOGRAPHY 101

Automatic to Manual Mode: The 3 Things You Need to Know

https://skl.sh/2lJnicN

Amateur to Freelance: How to Develop a Portfolio

https://skl.sh/2nTysQX

The Travelling Photographer: Choosing the Right Gear for Your Journey

https://skl.sh/2ryiQAF

LENSES 101

Lens Choice: A Beginner's Guide

https://skl.sh/2JRMiuw

Lenses 101: Shooting with Primes

http://skl.sh/2lqKI6F

Lenses 101: Creativity with Vintage Lenses & DIY Filters

https://skl.sh/2sDSnEV

NEXT STEPS

Lens Filters: Pushing Your Still Images

https://skl.sh/2HTUJYZ

Advanced Lens Choice: Editing In-Camera

https://skl.sh/2EeCOuR

For more of my work, you can check out my instagram or website.

www.instagram.com/indejones

www.indeanaunderhill.com

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Very basic but some good tips.
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Indeana Underhill

Lifestyle & Travel Photographer

Indeana is originally a Canadian photographer that now finds herself constantly on the move. 28 countries & counting- she is always trying to capture the identity of each country. Her classes aim to explore the principles of photography and what comes next.

Website:

www.indeanaunderhill.com

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/imunderhill/

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