Today we came with a very beautiful article about Bokeh in Photography. Although Bokeh simply means Blur. Below we present 15 Useful Tips and 25 Beautiful Examples about Bokeh Photography. Don’t miss to check out our previous article 50 Awesome Examples of Bokeh Photography.
#1 Useful Tips for Bokeh Photography
- Bokeh simply means Blur in the Japanese language.
- A Bokeh can be good as well as bad caused by chromatic aberrations or the Len’s Aperture shapes.
- The Number of Aperture or Shape of the blades defines the Nature of bokeh. For Example, an 8 Blade diaphragm will produce a Polygonal bokeh.
- Every lens can’t be perfect all the way, but there is a spot at which the lens can attain its best focus called a Circle of Confusion (COC).
- Using this COC the depth of field for an image can easily be measured.
- Back-lit Background works great in producing pleasing Bokeh’s.
- Looks for Highlights in the scene, basically, Highlights with interluding shadows are the ones that get transformed into Pleasing Bokeh’s.
- Trying to maintain an equidistant between the camera and the subject compared to the subject and the Background, will logically produce great results.
- Bokeh need not be round or spherical in shape, and blurred out background is also termed as Bokeh.
- The Larger the aperture better the Bokeh.
- In Minolta and Sony, they manufacture a special lens with smooth trans focus + an apodization filter to create a Pleasing bokeh, making them one of its kind in the Market.
- Placing a simple shape cut out from a card in front of the lenses creates your own shape of Bokeh.
- The Spherical aberration + Chromatic aberration at times can cause very displeasing bokeh shapes and color.
- Using extension tubes in macro photography can give great results of Bokeh.
- When not sure about the bokeh you will achieve, try viewing the scene with eyes crossed, you will love what you see.