Focus On Ottawa

Month: May 2009


Bokeh is a term from Japanese that means “blur” or “haze”. When using a lens with a shallow depth of field (e.g. you have it set to F1.8, as opposed to F22), light sources outside of your focus area can get hazy, and may appear as spheres of light. This could be a pleasing effect

The Diagonal Method

The Diagonal Method is a method of composition alternate to the popular Rule of Thirds.  Although it is less known than the Rule of Thirds, historically significant photographs, mainstream advertisements and even famous paintings use this technique. Read the article.