2012 is over, it was filled with fun and interesting photography. The December cover of Biz magazine highlights a recent photograph that was fun to create. The cover was achieved with a large aperture, F2 and a continuous light source. Your choice of aperture is a choice about focus, one of the most important decisions you make about your image. My first assignment for my Photography class at Augustana is aperture, how we can draw the viewer to one aspect of the frame. A large aperture creates a narrow band of focus, one that can leave objects blurry both in front and behind. One of the finishing touches in Photoshop, to give the image warmth and glow was the use of the filter: Diffuse Glow. The image was photographed on a white background, Diffuse Glow can be used to fill in your highlights with a color, and I always use blending modes, my favorite part of Photoshop.