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).
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]