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Sunday, May 27, 2018

What is Bokeh Effect in Photograpy?


Bokeh, a term of Japanese origin, is a concept in photography in which the out-of-focus element of the image is intentionally blurred with artistic appeal while certain points of the subject is emphasized.

To create a good bokeh effect in photography, a shallow depth of field is applied through a wide open aperture. You also need to find a subject that can easily be captured in a close up or short focal distance.

In my sample bokeh photography,  I chose a blooming flower in the bright noon sunshine. I made sure apparent light also shines down the leaves in the background. In this way, it allows the points of light behind the flower to be forced out of focus and create the aesthetic blurry effect.

I used manual settings in my camera to focus the flower sharply then set the ISO to 200 because I want the color aberrations to be less apparent when the image is zoomed.

I first tried the exposure with faster shutter speed and wider aperture. The wider aperture opening creates a much more shorter depth of field, and the background that I have forced to blur is going to be more unrecognizable dotted with brilliant points of light. I consider this as good bokeh.
ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/500 sec
I also tried using slower shutter speed compensated with smaller aperture to avoid over exposure of the image.  The effect is shown in the pictures below.

ISO 200, f/11, 1/30 sec


Saturday, April 7, 2018

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

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