Back to Basics: Front Bokeh Portraits
On this Adorama video, photographer Mark Wallace takes a look at a very simple and basic technique for shooting cool indoor portraits with a twist by adding some front bokeh.
All you are going to need for this type of shoot is a camera with a fast lens and one of those tiny LEDs (something like this might be good). A tripod will also be a good idea and all you need to do is put your camera on manual mode place the lights with one hand in front of the camera in a way that will be in the frame but not too much so it will completely cover your subject, focus manually and take a picture.
There is really nothing new with this method and it can be used not just for shooting portraits but also for product and other type of subjects – just remember not to over do this (yes it can get kitschy very fast).