Me Again {217/365}

Yesterday's shoot with Zoe inspired me.  I used a technique I've never really took advantage of - soft bokeh. Using a really 'open' aperture (< f2.8) really smooths out busy backgrounds and zeros into the subject.

Thought I'd try a few shots in the 'studio'.

The 'open' aperture smooths the skin naturally and really helps focus onto the eyes.

Canon 135mm 2L - f2 @160th 100iso; strobe fitted with softbox above camera; SOOC*

*SOOC = Straight Out of Camera