In my opinion, Bokeh is an aesthetic quality in a blurry picture.
According to the wikipedia, Bokeh (Originally /ˈboʊkɛ/, /ˈboʊkeɪ/ boh-kay — also sometimes heard as /ˈboʊkə/ boh-kə, Japanese: [boke]) is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image.
Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”. However, differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause some lens designs to blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye, while others produce blurring that is unpleasant or distracting—”good” and “bad” bokeh, respectively.
Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field. Photographers sometimes deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions. Bokeh is often most visible around small background highlights, such as specular reflections and light sources, which is why it is often associated with such areas. However, bokeh is not limited to highlights; blur occurs in all out-of-focus regions of the image.
In this pictures to give bokeh look, i used lens 85mm f/1.4 from Samyang. The cheap lens, but has pretty quality bokeh as you can see in the result. I just gave filter colors in my lightroom, and didnt give sharpness or anything else.
If you havent prime lens in your place, dont worry because Alien Skin Software offering us the software to give the bokeh look as the prime lens can give. Or, you can use your Photoshop, lensbaby to give blurry part into your pictures.
Thats it from me today, if you have questions… just shoot me! 🙂
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