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Hello, I absolutely love this style. I would like to know how you do such a thing? The puppy is so sharp and fluffy. Does anyone know how you can create something like that with your photos?
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Salina Steenmeijer

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Russell Cardwell

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  • Use a very wide aperture (1.2—2.0 depending on the focal length) to reduce the focal range and blur everything but your subject.
  • Hang strings of small lights in front of your backdrop. Or use highly-reflective bangles of some sort to reflect your backdrop light.
  • You could also add them in post-production. Go to one of the many sites that offer free stock images. Search for "bokeh". Create a new layer with the bokeh image. Experiment with the blending modes (try "screen" first) and adjust the opacity.
  • Add a black mask to the layer and paint the bokeh back into the arias you want it to show.
  • These images also have a fairy strong and vignette around the edges.
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As well as Russell's suggestion, in post production you can use what is called an Orton Effect to bring that soft glow to your images. 

Here's a link to good video by Blake Rudis who explains a little about that special glow that some people like in their images. As well as that, he gives you a link to download some free ACR and LR brushes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2yWwCtmpSw&t=170s
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Salina Steenmeijer

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Thank you, I'm going to look it up!