I was interested in the mechanics of Flickr's Interestingness and Explore and how photographers can leverage these tools for growth, so I decided to do some research. I spoke with Flickr Product Manager
Cynthia Johanson, I scoured the interwebs for information and found Kevin Dooley's insightful set of essays, and I interviewed one of the best wildlife photographers in the world, Hennie van Heerdan. The result is an article that I compiled for MIT Entrepreneurship Review; follow the link to check it out: Sparking a Photography Career. I would be thrilled to know your feedback!
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This shot is an aperture stack... the cable was shot at f/6.3, the background was shot at f/2.2, and the two were manually blended. I previously called it a focus stack, but, strictly speaking, that would entail different focus distances. I focused on the same point and adjusted the aperture to maintain the bokeh along with the highly defined subject.
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... gotta set up the cell phone camera so Mom can take my pic with my LED hula hoop at full speed. The bokeh effect is artificial via Photoshop.
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Ride a bike.
Check out the K2 Challenge collection that includes this photo: www.flickr.com/groups/thepinnacle/discuss/72157626921581936/
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This is the fountain at the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. It was very windy and the stray water made a cool bokeh effect in this shot. The red and blue was created by using two flashes, one with a red filter and one with a blue filter. They were fired at different times so the water would be in different places when each flash fired.
Press L key to see on black.
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