- Updated: Bokeh in Landscape Photography eBook at 50% Off
- NASA Shows Off Incredible Photos of a Space-Time Odyssey
- The Making of Timelapse Photography Sequences in Nepal (Video)
Posted: 22 Mar 2014 05:54 PM PDT
The new edition of this popular guide is designed for landscape photographers – those who know the basics of landscape photography, but want to push their limits into a new realm of shallow depths of field & bokeh – to create landscapes that are unique and powerful. But anyone looking to learn bokeh will benefit from this 120+ page guide. For the launch of this new version, the publisher is offering a discount of 50% off until the end of the month. Simply remember to use the discount code BOKEH at checkout. Now available here: Bokeh – Creating with Shallow Depths
Landscape photography is typically an area that produces very deep depths of field. The author of this guide, Christopher O'Donnell, went in another direction and has made a career out of implementing aspects of selective focus and bokeh into his craft.
Bokeh is more than just having a blurred background or foreground – it is the quality of the blur. What constitutes "good" or "bad" bokeh is generally subjective, but there is a common understanding that a photo with strong bokeh is one with pleasing variations in shapes, colors, and textures in the out of focus parts – and most importantly, that the bokeh enhances the photo, not distracts from it.
By using a shallow depth of field and thin slices of focus, you can completely transform a landscape, manipulating an environment that usually can not be changed or controlled. You can create a complex or simple photograph by changing your depth, and this guide can show you how.
In addition to this comprehensive guide to finding and creating bokeh images, Christopher also opens up his portfolio and discusses 23 of his most popular photographs using shallow depths. You'll find a detailed description for each image, discussing the creative workflows he used that led to the development of the final image you see.
Also included for each photograph is the EXIF data (the focal length, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and metering mode used), as well as the "how's" and "why's" of any technical method that was applied: for example, if the image was exposure blended or if stitching was used to expand the frame.
How to Get a Discounted Copy This Week:
For the launch of this new version, the publisher is offering it at half off until the end of the month. Simply remember to use the discount code BOKEH at checkout. The guide comes in PDF format that can be read on computers, phones and most tablet computers. It also carries a 30 day no-questions-asked guarantee, if you are not satisfied with any part of the book just let them know and they will give you a full refund so there is no risk in trying it.
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Posted: 22 Mar 2014 12:20 PM PDT
In conjunction with the relaunch of Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, a 13-part astrology show hosted by famously charming scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson and premiering in more than 70 countries, NASA has excitedly put together an inspired set of cosmic photographs to rally us all behind space exploration. It worked; we’re excited.
You can check out our favorites below of some truly incredible close-ups of nebulae, planets, and stars farther away than anyone could ever imagine:
Even if you’ve seen some of these spectacular images before, they’re worth a look—they’re a firm reminder of just how small a role we play in the universe, and how beautiful celestial formations look from afar.
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Posted: 22 Mar 2014 10:24 AM PDT
The art behind timelapse filmmaking is often overshadowed by the beauty of an exceptional timelapse itself. With photography as exemplary as that which is presented to us in Into The Mind, it is for us to become so absorbed into the rolling clouds over the Himalayas and the storytelling perspective of Nepali culture that we don’t stop to think how it was all made or how much work and dedication goes into the production. Below, you can enjoy 18 inspiring minutes of narrative by the crew behind Into The Mind as they share a behind the scenes look at how the timelapse sensation was created:
The team of photographers and athletes spent several weeks in Nepal making the timelapse. They traveled with a full setup: 9 cameras, including several Canon bodies, and many Kessler dollies and cranes. All this gear had to be carried 18,000 feet above sea level in the midst of monsoon season.
To a get series of photographs to use for a timelapse sequence for the title of the film, one of the filmmakers had to spend hours setting up a slider for a shot where the camera moved out of a cave opening to overlook the mountain range. After finally getting the slider supported well enough to support the weight of the camera, he realized the slider was blocking his way out of the cave and he had to remain in the cave until the sequence was finished shooting and the slider was disassembled. The experience caused him to go into his own mind, inspiring the film’s namesake.
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