Learn how to apply classic photography techniques to improve your Blender work with this videotutorial by Blender Cookie
Tiago Nunes writes:
This Blender tutorial covers simple notions photographers always consider while taking pictures of their subject, but which are often overlooked when rendering 3D scenes. By using these notions and techniques you can dramatically improve your Blender renders by making smarter choices when considering focal length, depth of field, and post production.
We will cover the the effect focal length has on your subject matter and how you can use it to emphasize a specific effect. Next we are going to look at how depth of field can alter the assumed scale of a subject. Finally we will take a quick look at why post processing is almost always encouraged to achieve optimal results.