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Portrait Photography | Colors of My Life

© 2010 Wazari Wazir | Mother and Son | Botanical Garden Putrajaya

There was a times when I like to boost some contrast when it feels right, colors can enhance mood of happiness or cheerfulness but in order for the colors to stand out you need to match with a perfect background that will make your subject stand out from the crowd. I took this picture at Canopy Bridge Botanical Garden Putrajaya which is 170 meters long and it is a great place to play with “Bokeh” or perspective.

You don’t need long telephoto lens to get this kind of Bokeh, I use my all time favorite 50mm f1.4 Lens to get this Bokeh. The secret is to get as close as possible with your subject and make sure that your subject is quite far away from the background and you will be rewarded with lovely Bokeh or shallow depth of field that will make your subject stand out. Just don’t forget to open your aperture at its widest setting, f/1.4 or f2 will do the job.

If you come here during weekend you have to be patient because there was a lot of peoples here at the bridge, taking pictures or just enjoy the scenery from the bridge. I spent almost an hour here at the bridge to get the photographed that I wanted. I will not leave this place if I don’t satisfied with the photographed that I was taken here but unfortunately I have to leave before I was fully satisfied when the rain comes.

Play with colors, choose the right background, get as close as possible with your subject to get a beautiful  Bokeh and be sure that your subject is quite fare away from the background and please be patient until you get a clean background without unwanted people enter your frame and you will be rewarded with a happy pictures.


mshafie - Betul, orang-orang yang sabar memang dijanjikan kejayaan.
Terima kasih atas tips yang selama ini sebenarnya dah memang ada, tapi sering dilupakan..yang penting kreatif untuk menghasilkan sesuatu imej walaupun hanya dengan kit asas.

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