A to Z Challenge: B is for Bokeh

Welcome to today’s post for the great Blogging A to Z Challenge!

Today, B.  Bokeh.  Say it again.  Bokeh.  Don’t worry about how it’s pronounced.  Bokeh.  Fun, isn’t it?

I know a little about Bokeh because I’ve done other picture-taking-like challenges where I had to take a Bokeh picture.  I even managed to take one with the old iPhone.

Bokeh basically means (basically being the operative word given my non-photographer-person status) aesthetically pleasing blurry-ness, or out-of-focus-ness.  And, really, how hard could it be to take out-of-focus pictures?

You can, of course, read more about Bokeh at the old Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh

And here’s an article from Nikon on how to achieve Bokeh:  http://www.nikonusa.com/en/learn-and-explore/article/h0ndz86v/bokeh-for-beginners.html.  The article is called Bokeh for beginners.  That’s pretty much me! Guess what?  It has something to do with Aperture!  That was yesterday.  It’s already all coming together 🙂

So, according to the article, a low F number gives you background blur.  I kind of remember that from yesterday too do…  Some cool examples of Bokeh pictures show blurry lights, or one thing in focus with everything else in the background blurry.  Here are some Bokeh pictures I took today.  Don’t know if they’re “good” or “bad”, but I like them!

Bokeh1 Bokeh2

I’ll have to try for some Bokeh pictures of sparkly lights sometime too.

Posted on April 2, 2016, in A to Z Challenge and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Nice…I like the photos, too. Neat word Bokeh 🙂

  2. Great word, and photos to demonstrate. I have learnt something today!

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge, fellow A-to-Z-er!

    Al from https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/

  3. I hadn’t thought about giving a fancy name to the photos I stuffed up and pretending they’re art. Nice tip.

  4. Your pictures look awesome. 🙂

  5. Pretty cool! I knew how to do this but I never knew it had a name (and it’s such a fun name too)!😎

  6. aww wow.

    Such lovely clicks 😍☺☺
    I just love them 🙂
    Looking ahead to more such pics.
    @dixita011 from
    Cafenined words

  7. That’s a great word, Bokeh! Beautiful pictures too, I look forward to seeing the rest of your posts 🙂

    @LunaNoctis from There She Goes

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