5 must-read photography books. Skin by Lee Varis The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby ) Learning to See Creatively by Brian Peterson Humanity by Geoff Blackwell The Photographer's Eye by Michael Freeman
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Bokeh photography: Manually focus everything so the lights in the background are out of focus, and the subject (if there is one) is in focus. Also keep a small depth-of-field with a small aperture so the background is easily blurred (motion blur)
have to try this trick.How to use a business card to bounce light up to create a nice overall illumination, while some of the light penetrates directly through the card, disperses and lights the subject from the front.