Here is an interesting product for those who want to get that magnificent Bokeh right in the studio using cheap glass. Lastolite just came up with a new series of Out Of Focus Backgrounds. This is a pretty interesting idea that “enable photographers to create the out of focus look instantly, whether in the studio or a client’s home“.
Let me explains, one of the traditional ways to separate subject from background, is to set the camera on a wide aperture (say, f/2.8 or f/1.4) and focus on a close subject while letting the farther-away background to blur and create what some call ‘A creamy bokeh’ (Bokeh is that out of focus area in the photo).
Lastolite created two sets of background that are already out of focus. One set has Summer Foliage on one side and City Lights on the other. The other set has Autumn Foliage and Seascape.
Both sets come in 4×5′ using a collapsible frame (the one found in big screams and collapsible backdrops) which makes them both portable and usable in a studio. Those frames make sure the fabric is stretched and wrinkles free.
Here is the product description from Lastolite:
Lastolite Out of Focus Backgrounds enable photographers to create the out of focus look instantly, whether in the studio or a client’s home. Each double sided background is a convenient solution offering a unique Out of Focus feel and quickly adds new dimensions to portrait images
What’s your take on those? will you consider getting one for $185 a pop (no pun intended)
[Out Of Focus Backgrounds | Lastolite]
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