Bokeh: Easy as 1.. 2.. 3..

Bokeh is a favorite trick that every photographer wants to master. In photography, bokeh is the quality of the blur by the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens.


Bokeh is a photography style to emphasize the subject and eliminate unpleasant or distracting object or sometimes blur out the subject and focus on the foreground.

It can also be define by the spectacular light reflection that are blurred out in the background. However, bokeh is not limited to highlights; blur occurs in all out-of-focus regions of the image.

How do we actually get the Bokeh effect that we want:

1. Use the correct Lens

Actually any lens can produce the Bokeh effect but lenses with larger aperture s like f/1.2, f/1.4 and f/1.8 will produce the best Bokeh effect.

2. Correct Aperture setting

Make sure to set your camera to the largest aperture your lens can give. To ensure you will get the Bokeh effect.

3. Distance of the Subject

The easiest way to do the Bokeh effect is to make sure that the distance is correct. Get close to your subject and make sure that your subject is far enough from the background.

This will work on any lens even with your kit lens. As long as you use the largest aperture of the lens.

Hope this help to capture your dream Bokeh shot.

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