There's a lot more to the photo than "mark and photograph." Photo effects vary with one of the best known being Bokeh. If you are in the mood and patience you can achieve this effect without necessarily having expensive cameras or super smartphones.
What is Bokeh effect?
Bokeh comes from the Japanese word boke (ボケ), which means "blur" or "fog", or boke-aji – the "blur quality". Bokeh is pronounced BO-Kou or BO-kay.
Creating Bokeh photos that convey your artistic message requires practice and study. Over time, background defocus (whether created on camera or after, in editing software) will add beauty and impact to your images.
Which lens is best for Bokeh effects?
Before buying lenses, it is important to know which ones are recommended for capturing the types of images you want to capture.
A shallow depth of field allows you to make a single object your focal point, while anything far from that focal point becomes cloudy. Most lenses that allow it have a low f-stop, which is a number that refers to how open or closed your camera's lens aperture is. Think of the diaphragm like the pupil of your eye: the lighter it is, the more light it allows to enter – at the cost of depth of field. The narrower the aperture, the more depth of field you'll get on the screen, with much less background defocus (Bokeh).
To create beautiful images with high-quality Bokeh, you will need lenses with low f-stops. For maximum bokeh defocus, you want lenses that have the ability to stop at 1.2 or 1.4. Longer focal lengths, whether in zooms or prime lenses, can help you maximize Bokeh. If your target is more Bokeh, consider a focal lens distance of 70mm and higher.
Bokeh Photography Tips
- Fast aperture is better (at least f / 2.8)
- Use prime lenses
- Long focal length creates more extreme Bokeh
- Increase the spacing between subject and background
- Get closer to your topic
- Capture close-up portraits and macro-images in nature
- Use backlight, side light
Shots with Bokeh effects are one of the most attractive effects you can use in your photos. It allows you to eliminate the clutter that can distract from the shot, draw attention to the important parts of the photo, and turn unnecessary details into wonderfully creamy colors and tones!