27 Creative Uses Of Bokeh


Bokeh is a term in photography that you must have heard many times. To put it simply, bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in out-of-focus parts of an image.

Photographers, especially portraitists, are often looking for lenses that produce amazing bokeh so they can add visual appeal to their photos. Bokeh is often as important as the main subject of the image because it contributes to the overall visual appeal of a certain scene.

Check out the following 27 images that use bokeh in a creative way. Also, to learn more about bokeh and various compositional tricks, download this super useful e-book on Advanced Composition.

Photo by Brian Suh
Photo by Yeshi Kangrang
Photo by Martin Olsen
Photo by Aaron Burden
Photo by Todd Diemer
Photo by Alex Iby
Photo by Steven Ramon
Photo by Terricks Noah
Photo by Aron Visuals
Photo by Sharon McCutcheon
Photo by Simon Zhu
Photo by Karl Anderson
Photo by Miller Jacob
Photo by Javardh

To learn more about bokeh and various compositional techniques, download this e-book on Advanced Composition.

You'll get:

  • 7 Essential Tips For Composition
  • 3 Steps to Perfect Composition That You Need To Know
  • 5 Awesome Composition Tips To Improve Your Photography
Photo by JJ Ying
Photo by Vishal Banik
Photo by Ranit Chakraborty
Photo by Antony
Photo by Marlene van den Hengel
Photo by Arnaud Mesureur
Photo by Nadiya Ploschenko
Photo by Tania Alieksanenko
Photo by Vitalis Hirschmann
Photo by Omar Roque
Photo by Alice NG
Photo by Steve Johnson
Photo by Fabio Spinelli

Check out our Advanced Composition e-book for more information on bokeh and various compositional tricks. This 239-page easy-to-follow practical guide is packed with training assignments!

Further Reading:

  1. How To Achieve Creamy Bokeh
  2. How To Use Christmas Bokeh For Creative Holiday Photographs
  3. How Much Blur Is Enough? How To Achieve Bokeh In Your Photographs
  4. A Step by Step Guide To Faking Bokeh In Photoshop
  5. How to Get a Blurry Background in Your Photos: A 5 Minute Bokeh Tutorial
  6. 6 Tips for Mastering Bokeh

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Jasenka is a photographer with a background in web design. You can find out more about her on her website, see some of her newest images at 500px or get to know her better here.

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