The Blog @ Bokeh Fire

5 Easy Tips for Better Instagram Photos April 26 2016, 0 Comments

We talked to one of our favorite Instagrammers, Rachel Smith of @thecraftedlife, to learn her secrets to creating great Instagram photos. If you're looking to learn from one of the best, check out these 5 quick tips for taking better Instagram photos... (read more)


A Photography Interview with Streets Dept March 28 2016, 0 Comments

We recently sat down with the man behind, to learn more about his work. Established in 2011, StreetsDept has become one of the top Instagram accounts in Philadelphia, thanks to Conrad Benner's unique and deep knowledge of the urban landscape of America's 5th largest city... (read more)

Lens Review: Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L - Part I March 01 2016, 0 Comments

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

When I planned my trip to Spain, I knew I had to bring an ultrawide angle lens with me. I knew I'd be surrounded be scenic landscapes and people whom I would want to photograph. So the question quickly became which ultrawide would be best... (read more)


Why Wide Angle? October 01 2015, 0 Comments

Wide-angle lenses (lenses 35mm or smaller) are some of the most challenging to use effectively. While, in theory, it may seem easy to use a lens that allows more subject material into the frame, they can pose a challenge when deciding how much to capture.  Wide-angles can also warp objects in the outer edges of the frame...   (read more)


Shooting for Sport(s) September 10 2015, 0 Comments

As millions of students return to school, parents, friends and classmates are being enlisted by someone “in charge” to take pictures of a sports games.

Whether you’re a soccer mom, a yearbook student or a school volunteer, here are some tips to help you get the best shots possible when photographing outdoor field sports.

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The Lens Recommender 3000 June 16 2015, 0 Comments

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Lens

After years of grueling work, our top scientists have finally accomplished the impossible - they've put together this thrilling infographic for the entire world to use. The great minds behind The Lens Recommender 3000 spent countless hours testing, analyzing and photographing with all the most popular lenses for Canon and Nikon DSLRs, just to find the best lens for each shooting scenario.

Now that the wait is finally over, you too can avail yourself of this stunning breakthrough in photographic technology. Just click below for a life-size version of the most useful infographic you've ever seen. Download it full-size here to check it out.

What it does: The Lens Recommender 3000 helps you choose the right lens for each of the most popular shooting situations.  Whether you're shooting indoor sports, making a portrait of your favorite celebrity or photographing the night sky, we've got the right lens for each job. Just start at the top and follow the path to find out which is the right lens for you.

Caution: The Lens Recommender 3000 is so powerful, you might just need to share it with friends.


Help! I Have To Shoot My First Indoor Graduation May 15 2015, 0 Comments

A few timely tips on photographing indoor graduations

Summer is around the corner and along with warmer weather, barbecues and pool parties come graduations. If you have a friend or family member ready to graduate who happens to know about your interest in photography, you may be asked to shoot the ceremony. Before packing, here are a few things to consider.

  1. Bring Lenses With Small F-Stop Numbers

Photography is all about light. The smaller the number after the f on the lens, the more light the lens can allow onto the camera sensor. Lenses with small f-stop numbers are known as “fast lenses” or as lenses with a wide maximum aperture. For a shoot like this, you need... (read more)

7 Tips for Great Travel Photos March 12 2014, 0 Comments

Preparing to travel with your DSLR camera can often seem daunting, especially if you've never done it before. Luckily, I've learned some great basic tips for travel photography over the past 15 years traveling and photographing in over 30 countries, and today I'm sharing them with you! From the jungles of Belize to the crowded streets of Hong Kong, these tips should help you take better travel photographs... (read more)