What is bokeh? Well, it means blur (in Japanese). In photography, we create blurs intentionally to hide the things we don’t want our viewer to see. This is done to make sure viewers’ attention goes directly to the subject nothing else.
Bokeh is produced by the lens not the camera itself. Good looking blurs are created by the large apertures. Check out the following images for example.
How to create them?
- Have a lens with the widest aperture.Prime lenses produce better bokeh because of the wide apertures.
- Have your subject close to the lens as possible.
- Have your background as far as possible.
- Look for light sources for rounded bokeh circles.
Well, that’s is for this session. The image with bokeh will look better almost all the times except the landscape photography where you don’t want to have blurred parts.
- Post at least one or two pictures you have taken with your camera with the good bokeh. Fresh pictures or existing images are fine. Apply all the things we learnt in the previous sessions.
- Let me know type of camera(mobile, DSLR, point and shoot)
- Try to put EXIF data (shutter speed, aperture, ISO) so that I can comment better.
- Add a tag ‘XDrivePhoto’.
- Add a pingback to this post. (Basically, copy the URL of this post, and paste to your post. (Anywhere)
- Title the post as “XDrive Photography Learning – 20 – Bokeh.”
- Next post will be after the next week, that means you are gonna get two weeks to make your submission. Although you may make your submission any time later too.
- Please mention “Critique requested” in your post if you are contributing for the first time here so that I can give my comment on your pictures.
Your ping-backs may not appear immediately as I have to enable them later. I will check your post, and I will comment on your post if you have requested me to do so. I will post selected contribution links to this post later so that others can also see and learn from them. (Please note there is no time limit for your contributions, you can post them anytime, I will respond to them as you contribute. You can also make more than one contribution to the same topic)
Although these lessons are geared towards newbies, expert photographers also welcomed heartily. I want to learn from you all! There are no teachers here everyone is learning.
Cheers and Happy clicking! All the previous Photography Learning sessions here.