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Challenge: Bokeh 12/14-12/16/2020
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Dec 13, 2020 20:09:33   #
PAToGraphy Loc: Portland ME area
 
Bokeh is one of my favorite effects and is quite easy to produce. Bokeh is the Japanese word for "blur" and refers to blurred backgrounds and sharp subject focus. The shape of resulting bokeh is influenced by the mirrors/glass in the lens. Background lights create points of blurred light.

1) Shoot with your widest aperture. Zoom lenses can also work well

2) Get close to the subject

3) Have the background far from the subject

4) Look for beautiful backgrounds and lights.

Holiday decorations and lights are great for producing bokeh (but be sure to save some of your Holiday images for the challenge on Christmas decorations a week from now).

Looking forward to your bokeh pix.
Amaryllis with tree lights in background
Amaryllis with tree lights in background...
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Used a zoom lens and the background was across the street!
Used a zoom lens and the background was across the...
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A setting sun bouncing off snow and ice created the background bokeh
A setting sun bouncing off snow and ice created th...
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Polka dot sunrise - the bokeh here is created by light bouncing off the lens inner glass.
Polka dot sunrise - the bokeh here is created by l...
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Dec 13, 2020 20:14:47   #
photophile Loc: Lakewood, Ohio, USA
 
I have some:


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Dec 13, 2020 20:16:28   #
kay55 Loc: NE Ohio
 
PAToGraphy wrote:
Bokeh is one of my favorite effects and is quite easy to produce. Bokeh is the Japanese word for "blur" and refers to blurred backgrounds and sharp subject focus. The shape of resulting bokeh is influenced by the mirrors/glass in the lens. Background lights create points of blurred light. Try these basic tips from an excellent article accompanied by great examples: https://www.lightstalking.com/bokeh/

1) Shoot with your widest aperture. Zoom lenses can also work well

2) Get close to the subject

3) Have the background far from the subject

4) Look for beautiful backgrounds and lights.

Holiday decorations and lights are great for producing bokeh (but be sure to save some of your Holiday images for the challenge on Christmas decorations a week from now).

Looking forward to your bokeh pix.
Bokeh is one of my favorite effects and is quite e... (show quote)


These are wonderful, I like the third one the best

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Dec 13, 2020 20:17:28   #
kay55 Loc: NE Ohio
 
photophile wrote:
I have some:


Very nice!

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Dec 13, 2020 20:21:09   #
PAToGraphy Loc: Portland ME area
 
photophile wrote:
I have some:


#1 is an especially great example, Karin.

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Dec 13, 2020 20:21:25   #
PAToGraphy Loc: Portland ME area
 
kay55 wrote:
These are wonderful, I like the third one the best


Thank you, kay

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Dec 13, 2020 21:11:03   #
Roadrunner Loc: Quebec, Canada
 
Hi Pat,,thank you for this one


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Dec 13, 2020 21:43:15   #
SueScott Loc: Hammondsville, Ohio
 
photophile wrote:
I have some:


pg. 1

Very, very nice!!

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Dec 13, 2020 21:47:23   #
SueScott Loc: Hammondsville, Ohio
 
I got some pretty decent bokeh in this shot of Chloe.


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Dec 13, 2020 22:10:37   #
PAToGraphy Loc: Portland ME area
 
PAToGraphy wrote:
Bokeh is one of my favorite effects and is quite easy to produce. Bokeh is the Japanese word for "blur" and refers to blurred backgrounds and sharp subject focus. The shape of resulting bokeh is influenced by the mirrors/glass in the lens. Background lights create points of blurred light.

1) Shoot with your widest aperture. Zoom lenses can also work well

2) Get close to the subject

3) Have the background far from the subject

4) Look for beautiful backgrounds and lights.

Holiday decorations and lights are great for producing bokeh (but be sure to save some of your Holiday images for the challenge on Christmas decorations a week from now).

Looking forward to your bokeh pix.
Bokeh is one of my favorite effects and is quite e... (show quote)


If you are interested in learning more, just search “bokeh” and you’ll find a number of articles and videos.

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Dec 13, 2020 22:11:43   #
PAToGraphy Loc: Portland ME area
 
Roadrunner wrote:
Hi Pat,,thank you for this one



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Dec 13, 2020 22:13:40   #
PAToGraphy Loc: Portland ME area
 
SueScott wrote:
I got some pretty decent bokeh in this shot of Chloe.


It makes a perfect background emphasizing the portrait.

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Dec 13, 2020 23:47:12   #
kcooke Loc: Alabama
 
Here's one from early September 2020. Baby Bighorn Sheep taken in the Badlands South Dakota. Try Double download. Thanks for this challenge!


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Dec 14, 2020 00:55:42   #
Julie Ames Loc: Stratton, Co.
 
Here is a few I had













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Dec 14, 2020 04:45:47   #
cmc4214
 
PAToGraphy wrote:
Bokeh is one of my favorite effects and is quite easy to produce. Bokeh is the Japanese word for "blur" and refers to blurred backgrounds and sharp subject focus. The shape of resulting bokeh is influenced by the mirrors/glass in the lens. Background lights create points of blurred light.

1) Shoot with your widest aperture. Zoom lenses can also work well

2) Get close to the subject

3) Have the background far from the subject

4) Look for beautiful backgrounds and lights.

Holiday decorations and lights are great for producing bokeh (but be sure to save some of your Holiday images for the challenge on Christmas decorations a week from now).

Looking forward to your bokeh pix.
Bokeh is one of my favorite effects and is quite e... (show quote)


Nice start I especially like the last one!

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