This is my second submission for XDrive Photography Learning – 20 – Bokeh.
Have you noticed my mistakes in my previous Bokeh post? Ha ha ha. You see, all details have to be spelled out and easy to be understood in order for me to “get it”. Several articles I read say “bokeh is artistic quality of out-of-focus area”. What does “artistic quality” really mean? Is it enough if I think my photo has artistic quality?
Amy (The World is a Book…) has a wonderful post on Bokeh. You can find it here. Mary (Tales From the Back Road) commented on Amy’s blog: “…so many people are just posting shallow depth of field photos, with no bokeh.” Oops, I think some of my photos are shallow-depth-of-field photos. (Raj didn’t want to hurt my feeling… 😉
So, I googled again, and this time I found Shivanand Sharma’s article: “Bokeh Vs DOF – the Difference Between the Two”. In that article, Shivanand says, “Bokeh refers to the quality of blurred imagery complemented by circular discs of light rendered by out-of-focus points of light.” Ah-ha, circular discs! (It can be other shape, too, like the heart shape I had in my previous post.)
That’s the story, and now here are 3 photos I took this afternoon.
Better? I hope. I feel better anyway 😉
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