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kevinfocht: Project Runway winner Michelle Lesniak’s new line of clothes called “Decay” ©


President and Michelle Obama’s Legacy Lives on in October Issue of

Be sure to pick up a copy of the special collectors issue of ESSENCE, on…

Depth of Field: The pictures above change the aperture setting of the camera lenses, creating a sense of depth in their images. The larger the apertures (smaller F-stop number) and closer the focusing distances, the shallower depth of field is. Other example of Shallow Depth of Field:


12 Wedding Photos to Capture Before You Say “I Do”

The Groom and Dad: You won’t regret sending the photographer to check on the groom, because they’re sure to capture the perfect father-son moment. We can’t even deal with how sweet this is.

from Medium

Behind the Lens: From Lake Tahoe to Laos – The White House

Behind the Lens: From Lake Tahoe to Laos – Medium

Simple & Safe Posing | Seattle Area Newborn Photographer © {michelle newell} photography Instagram: @michellenewellphotography

Helen Connor & Myrtle Crawford in metallic brocade evening dresses, Vogue UK, September 1951

If I could only teach you one thing in this photography basics series, it would be to set your camera in aperture priority for the next six months.  When you want full depth-of-field, choose a high f-stop (aperture).  When you want shallow depth of field, choose a lower f-stop.  Your pictures will DRAMATICALLY improve when you learn to control the depth-of-field.