Bokeh, you've probably heard about it, or even read one of our blog posts on how to create it. This week, our Flickr Friday round-up is all about the Bokeh.
Bokeh is defined as the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. If that sounds a bit complicated, it's that nice soft blurry background that you often see in professional portraits, or the circular swirls in background lights.
The easiest way to achieve this is to find yourself a wide aperture lens (f1.8 or faster is best), and find a location where you can keep your foreground in the shade and your background light, or even better, string up some fairy lights for a multi-colour Bokeh!
With the huge range of affordable wide aperture lenses available nowadays, anyone with a DSLR or Mirrorless camera can create beautiful images, filled with stunning Bokeh.
It's not just portraits that benefit from this technique, landscapes, macros and still life can all be enhanced with this simple trick
Below is a just a few examples of what you can achieve with some Bokeh fun
Check them out, follow the links and be inspired!
Wilfried van Oosterhout