52 Week Challenge- Week 6 Bokeh

Photo to be submitted between Dec 29th- Jan 5th.

What do I mean by Bokeh?

Bokeh comes from a Japanese word “boke” which carries a meaning of something that is blurry or  hazy. In photography it is used to describe the quality and characteristics of out of focus or blurred sections. Confused yet? 

Basically, Bokeh is blurred background, some showing visual light spots. 

Christmas Tree Bokeh

Challenge: Create some bokeh.

Technical bit: 

How to get Bokeh?

 1) Shoot Wide

The bigger your aperture the shallower your depth of field is. . A nice f2.8 is a great place to start, however that does not stop you getting a lovely blurry background with a higher aperture like f5.6. 

2) Put your subject far away from the background

You need to seperate the subject from the background. I’ve found from many experiments that there isn’t a magic number. You just need to practice, but start with a good 4-8 ft gap. 

3)Get close to your subject

Maybe really close depending on your ability for a wider aperture. The bigger your aperture the closer you’ll need to get. 

4) Zoom in, like a lot!

Because of how cameras work, bokeh is easier to achieve with longer focal lengths. So get zooming. 

Got some quick snaps before you take the festive decorations down? 

How to share your images

The best place to submit your images is our Facebook Community. 

If you want to share your images with the rest of the people who are taking part in the challenge I recommend the following hashtags: 

#Robyntog52 #Robyns52Challenge(then challenge number)



to go until the next challenge!

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