what is good bokeh

first snow of the season and frost bokeh by Caryn Scanlan

4 Ways to Get Beautiful Bokeh

The word “bokeh” is a relatively new term (in popular use for less than twenty years) derived from the Japanese word “boke,” meaning blur or haze. When we refer to bokeh, we’re usually discussing the aesthetic quality of that blur, often describing it in terms of shape, softness, or smoothness.

[caption id="attachment_17384" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Ashley Spaulding[/caption]

What plays into bokeh? Let’s take a look at some of the primary factors.
1. Large Aperture
The top factor is shallow depth(…)

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