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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bokeh Explained

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© 2009 Simon Hucko

If you've spent any time on photography forums on the internet you're bound to have come across the word "bokeh" and all of the controversy surrounding it. Bokeh (don't ask me to pronounce it correctly, I have no idea) is a word created by Japanese photographers to describe the quality of the out of focus portions of an image. I came across a great article online the other day defining bokeh and giving examples of the different factors that go into the judgement of a lens' bokeh. Check it out:

Bokeh (

Hope that helps.


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  1. Beautiful. The green and orange works wonderfully here. And the bokeh is awesome, of course :)
    And thank you for the link!

  2. @Ilan - thanks! I like how this one came out. I love the dappled background that I got - have to get out and shoot in the woods more often