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I started photography as a means to improve my filmmaking. I've been living in Germany for over 3 years, and photography has been my primary art form. look...
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I started photography as a means to improve my filmmaking. I've been living in Germany for over 3 years, and photography has been my primary art form. looking through a lens gives me the ability to see things more selectively and find what matters most in a frame.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Leipzig, Germany during the Christmas market.
Time
I must have been downtown in Leipzig around 7 or 8 pm during the Christmas Market. I was looking for some cool things to photograph and also some (Handbrot mit Käse und Schinken), Basically a bun with cheese and ham inside. It is very popular street food at the Christmas Market here.
Lighting
I found a passageway that was lit up with Christmas lights, had nice reflections, and decent symmetry.
Equipment
This was shot on a Canon 6D with a Sigma Art 24mm F/1,4 DG HSM Lens.
Inspiration
I saw the lights and the passageway and thought Bokeh. I actually took a photo of my friend in a similar composition and then handed my camera to him with the same settings and asked him to shoot me the same way. This is one of those questions about who actually took the photo? My friend for pressing the shutter or me for composing, choosing the settings, and directing?
Editing
Yes, I generally use photoshop to edit photos, sometimes for minor things and sometimes for full-on composites. With this image, my friend followed my directions pretty good but his composition was a little off so I actually had to reconstruct a part of my elbow and some of the surrounding areas using Photoshop, to get the symmetry how I wanted.
In my camera bag
Canon 6D 24mm, 50mm, 85mm, Canon m50 11-22mm (adapter) Sometimes a flash and diffuser Lots of batteries Extra cards Tripod Beer
Feedback
To capture something similar, theoretically, you could make a set up in a hallway lit with Christmas lights and pose your subject symmetrically. To aquire the bokeh just open up your lens to the maximum aperture, f1.8 or 1.4 is ideal but not always necessary. (It's also dependent on the lens and focal length) I had my hands in the foreground and told my friend to focus on my eyes which nicely blurred the background and foreground and kept my eyes sharp.

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