Tag Archives: Salem MA

Bokeh Lighting

The effect shown below is called “Bokeh”. Bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur in out-of-focus areas of an image. To achieve the Bokeh effect photographers must use a shallow focus technique to create this pleasurable blue located outside the depth of field.

Creating is wonderful! And what a fun subject to use the lights from a carnival! Here, Louise Michaud is using her Canon 5D mark II to highlight the Salem Halloween Festival located in Salem, MA just north of Boston, MA. We are loving the complimentary colors balanced in the composition with the movement of the Ferris Wheel! Check out our other Halloween Video labeled “Salem’s Halloween Carnival”. If you have questions regarding how to use video on your Canon 5D mark II, Louise teaches 1-to-1 sessions that can be booked at any time. Named one of the best photographers in the North Shore, you are in good hands with Louise. For more information, check out her website for pricing and contact information.

Don’s favorite image using LMP techniques!

Don’s Student Work


Student Work
Don Keeton

Settings: Nikon D300, ISO 640,
Shutter Speed 1/125 sec, Aperture 2,
Focal Length 50mm, Nikon 50mm 1.4 prime

Lighting: 1 on camera SB800 45 degree bounce; second SB800 behind the couple triggered by Radio Popper aimed into natural wood panel.

Expression: Natural

Comments: Don did a fantastic job balancing the flash on camera and the ambient light in the background.  I also love the slight tilt of the camera and the great expressions he captured.  I’m so happy to see my students using their new knowledge outside of the classroom.  Well done Don!