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Lights, camera, action, shoot!

Tutorials and Resources
- Forced perspective with bokeh: [link]
- Bounce lighting: [link]

Materials and Methods
Nikon D80 + Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D + IR remote. f/1.8 for max depth of field. Christmas lights hung in the background. See the tutorial above on how to do forced perspective bokeh shots. SB-600 for bounce lighting against a white wall. The camera in the photo is an Argus C3. Minor curves in post editing to darken blue midtones to bring out warmer hues.

Additional Comments
Got some new clear Christmas lights so it's back to bokeh shots :giggle: Trying out artificial bounce lighting with the technique. Same line as:

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Image size
800x585px 286.71 KB
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 11, 2012, 10:00:53 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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DrPatte's avatar
Very impressive !
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Interesting concept with lights and camera. Almost magical :)
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bkworm5Hobbyist General Artist
I love how the bokeh seems to be shooting out of the camera.
Fantastic piece! Clap 
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KaSnapHobbyist Photographer
woah, this looks awesome! 
I really like the lighting and colors used.
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Congratulations! Your wonderful photograph has been featured in the group, Those-Lovely-Lights. You can visit the official blog post here: [link] .

Have a great week! :blackrose:
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GwangelinhaelHobbyist Photographer
This is great
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malaugusto Photographer
This superb work has been featured here: 50 Captivating Examples of Bokeh Photography.
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zakkiya29Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello. May I have permission to use this photo as a reference for a drawing. I will credit and the link the piece back to you. Thankyou :)
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ThaviaHobbyist General Artist
Your wonderful picture is featured here: [link]
Many greetings
Thavia :meow:
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One of the most beautiful...
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fotoheiniStudent Photographer
great the DoF and the Bokeh...Thumbs up
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:star:Congratulations! Your beautiful photograph has been featured here: [link] . Have a great week! :blackrose:
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OMG! This is so amazing! :squee: Why didn't I see this before??? :faint:

It's so simple, it's just a camera with bokeh in the background: any photograph would have though of that.
but this is so unique, I don't know how come! There's something that I admire very much of the person who took this picture.
And it's so elegant!
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catch---22Professional Photographer
love this... superb work Jean.
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Very very beautiful ! I love the idea :)
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emresaricaHobbyist Photographer
Very nice
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omg¡ amazing¡¡ ^^
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Featured in my journal. Come and see
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You've been featured Here! please fav if you enjoyed it!
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JoanaDaggeStudent General Artist
love it!
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