Bokeh was definitely one of those techniques that intrigued me when I knew nothing about photography. Bokeh is a term that comes from the Japanese word boke meaning blur and is used to refer to a certain amount of aesthetically pleasing blurriness that happens in “in the background” of your photographs. Blur doesn’t always happen in […]
While it is not the perfect replacement for a wide aperture lens, with a little careful selection work in Photoshop and some patience, it is possible to create a pretty convincing Bokeh look. Here is a step by step guide to faking Bokeh in Photoshop
As the world’s largest photo-sharing social media platform, Instagram has a lot of pressure on its shoulders to either innovate or fall behind. And sometimes, as is the case with Stories, that innovation mimics or outright copies advances or concepts first introduced by other companies (in the case of Stories, SnapChat). Now Instagram is taking […]
“How do I get a blurry background in my photos?” is one of the most common questions that a photographer gets from people who are learning how to shoot, so we thought we would write up a quick bokeh tutorial! The thing is, getting a blurry background in your photo is actually quite easy. And […]
A great lineup of new photography articles and news worth a read today with what photographers can learn from Leonardo da Vinci, how to do product photography at home, how to do “front bokeh” in your portraits and a heap of others. Grab a coffee and find a spot to sit down and enjoy this great collection.
Both bokeh and blur are terms that are used interchangeably in photography. Bokeh comes from the way the lens pulls in the points of light that are not in focus. Bokeh or blur can be good or distracting depending on the preference of the photographer and how it’s used in the image. Bokeh may create a smooth, buttery background with almost a painterly effect. Or, it can be busy, with multiple shapes and colors. Experience and practice enhances the effective and intentional use of bokeh.