I’m always on the lookout for new and original photography eBooks to share on The Photo Argus, and a recent favorite of mine is The Art of Bokeh: A Guide to Using Shallow Depths in Landscape Photography.
Have you ever wondered how photographers capture that painterly environment in their landscapes? Or would you like to learn more about bokeh – where it comes from, and how it’s created? Look no further than The Art of Bokeh. Not only is Chris’ book thoughtfully written and beautifully designed, but it explains all you need to know about bokeh in an easy-to-follow manner. I know many wonder how he creates his stunning (and award-winning) landscapes, and it’s fantastic to see him share his camera workflow and explain exactly how he captures those incredible scenes of his.
What’s inside The Art of Bokeh:
Defining bokeh – the basics.
Distances and bokeh – how the space in between the elements of your photo affects your depth of field.
Light – How direct and overcast light can change the effect of bokeh.
Focal lengths – both long and short, and how to use them to manipulate bokeh.
My workflow – How I approach a landscape in the field, with tips on how I compose and shoot.
Case studies – examples of my photos and how I created them.
Proper focus for bokeh – advice on how to use your tripod, and a step-by-step guide to getting the perfect focus for bokeh.
What I like about Chris’ ebook the most is that he shows by example. I love seeing visuals of techniques explained, and his photos are a result of the steps he details in The Art of Bokeh. And at this incredibly reasonable price, it’s a solid tool for any photographer looking to add some bokeh to their images – not just landscape photographers.
If you’re looking for that one eBook that not only explains bokeh, but shows you exactly what you need to do to capture it, The Art of Bokeh is your top choice.