What is Bokeh Photography
Bokeh is a Japanese word for ‘blur’ or ‘haze’. In photography, bokeh is the blur or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image. Differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause some lens designs to blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye.
What is a good and bad bokeh?
According to photographylife.com that a good bokeh pleases our eyes and perception of the image and therefore, the background blur should appear soft and “creamy”, with smooth round circles of light and no hard edges. On the other hand, bad bokeh has sharp lines, double lines, and circles with sharp edges. Overall, bad bokeh tends to take keep away from the subject.
Quick tips for getting an awesome bokeh photography
Just like other areas of photography, getting a good bokeh needs the knowledge of the right lens to use and the passion to make it perfect. Bokeh photography highly depends on the lense being used. Most professional zoom lenses with fast, round-blade appertures usually produces good bokeh.
Here are some quick tips to make an awesome bokeh photography.
1. Find a subject and position it in a place near you. If you want to get a good bokeh then you have to position your subject as close to the lense as possible.
2. Clear the background so that no object is directly behind it. Also, ensure that you have a colorful and lighted background.
3. Position yourself on the same level of your object. To get started, set your camera to Aperture Priority mode. Select a low f-number or smallest aperture number.
4. To proceed, make sure that your subject is in focus and the background should be blurry.
5. Getting as much distance from the subject ensures that the lights in the background are pleasantly blurred.
Now you are ready to capture the subject. If you are using the right kind of lens, your picture would come out with a nicely blurred background.
For beginners, this technique may be a bit daunting and will not really give you a perfect result. However, constant practice and a whole bunch of patience will eventually produce greater results.
15 Best Examples of Bokeh Photography
Christmas by Kevin Dooley
Candy Cane and Bokeh by Believer
Rainy Bokeh by Sunny
Bokeh Sushi by Japhy Riddle
The Bokehs are mine by Desiree Delgado
Bucketful of Bokeh by Shoosh
Velvet Bokeh by Savatey
Bokeh Eye by Ftourini
Kara Carlson by Sara Kiesling
Liquid Gold by Sandy515
Suki’s Scarf by Kaoni701
Sensitive Space by Futureancient
Welcome to Café Bokeh by KKTP
Memories of winter by Glenn Waters
Have a Happy Bokeh-licious Week of Finals by Monjori
Bokeh photography has been around for sometimes but nowadays, its popularity is noticeably increasing. That is why, more photographers and aspiring photographers are embracing this technique.