Bokeh is the #PetPhotographyChallenge for week five. I was the designated model this week, which makes me happy! This weeks challenge is technical since last week’s challenge was composition.
What is Bokeh?
Bokeh is the way a lens creates out-of-focus points of light in a photo. These shots, we think, are the most fun at Christmas time with Christmas lights.
Types of Bokeh!
- Light strands are one of the most popular ways to achieve Bokeh. The more distance you have to the lights the smaller the light circles, closer up produces bigger circles.
- Outdoor lighting is another way to get a good Bokeh shot using the sun filtering through trees or bushes to create the illusion of being flooded by sunlight.
This Christmas photo from December 2015 is a better example of Bokeh. We had plans to find s fun sign outdoors this week to do a shot, but with Mom breaking her ankle, we were pretty limited.