Sunday, 9 November 2014

Blame It On The Bokeh

Why the title?

Bokeh is the quality of out-of-focus backgrounds in a photo. I love good bokeh, and the way you get it is to use wide aperture, long focal length lenses or a combo of the two.

Exquisite bokeh: use a 135mm or 200mm f2.0:

Bad bokeh: usually a zoom 'kit' lens. In this case it was a 50mm f1.8 - the bokeh should have been good with this lens, but it's donut-like and distracting:

The aim is to have points of light exhibiting as diffused soft discs, not donut or points of light. Dreamy backgrounds that give rise to a three dimensional feel, as opposed to distracting definable shapes....!

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