Browsing 4 posts tagged with Bokeh.

 
 

Christmas Gary

Gary and I treated ourselves to a mulled wine at the Christmas market, followed by pizza at Bier Halle and a milkshake at Mia. I guess that is my cheat day sorted until Christmas, huh? Whenever I’m in Glasgow with Gary we always bump into people he knows, and I realised they are always the most interesting and friendly of folk with a great attitude. It made me think about the saying “you are the average of the five people you surround yourself with”. That is on my mind today.

 
 

Laura

The best friendships are the ones that require minimal effort to keep strong, in my opinion. Laura used to be a regular face on my blog and Flickr stream, but we fell out of touch for, yesterday being the first time we’ve seen each other since some point last year.  We did a bit of evening street photography, though the light began falling fast at around 8pm, then visited another friend we hadn’t seen for a while. The whole evening was quite spontaneous and exactly what I needed.

 
 

Wee Ryan

I took a photo of Jane and published it to Flickr, so it was only correct I took a photo of her boyfriend and published it on my blog. To regular visitors Ryan will be very familiar. Whenever I need to practice or take a photo, he lets me abuse his chiselled face. Thanks, Ryan.

Anyway, I don’t have much to say this week. I am patiently awaiting the phone call from AJ Johnstone informing me my 28mm ƒ1.8 is fixed and good to go. It’s the widest lens I own, so I’m looking forward to getting it back. This photo of Ryan was taken with my 45mm ƒ2.8 TS-E, and it’s actually two shots stitched together vertically.

 
 
Q

“I really like your photos! How do you get that much amount of blurriness? Where are you shooting with? Thanks! :)” – Martijn Melaet

A

Thanks! The blurriness is because I’m shooting at a wide aperture. For example, my latest photos in Edinburgh were mostly shot with the 50mm at ƒ1.4. Get in close to your subject, shoot wide open and you’ll get that shallow depth of field which results in nice bokeh.