These two beautiful Doggies were spotted on Catalina Island which is just offshore from LA in California. We had just completed a fun Family Photo Shoot and were taking in the scenery on the way back to our Hotel. These two Cali-Dogs were so well-behaved that they just knew that Dad was going for a Dive and they could chill in the back of his truck – no leash, no barking, just waiting.
There was a large group of Divers suiting up for some clear water exploration – Catalina offers some of the best diving in Southern California. Off shore, the island descends extremely and has an abundance of Kelp Forrest, Marine Life and clear water! We have sailed many times around this Island and marvelled at its raw natural beauty. If you ever go there, ask for a drink called Buffalo Milk. After the second, let the Bar Keep tell you the story behind the drink – it is charming to say the least!
So the wonderful blurry background is achieved by using a DSLR lens which is adjusted to f2.8. This is often called shooting “Wide Open” to get a shallow depth of field or focus range (the effect is also called “Bokeh”). We were testing a Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 that weekend and were so impressed with its performance we bought one and have never looked back. It is perfect for Portraits (In Studio or Outdoors), Weddings, Sports (NHL) and just an overall Go To Lens! If you would like any info on lens choices or other Digital Camera Tips, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org