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Creating bokeh

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

As mentioned here (Understanding Aperture) and here (Composition), "bokeh" is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced by a lens being out-of-focus. It's useful for drawing the viewer's eye to important parts of the photo.

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So how do you create bokeh?

It's quite simple - it's all about the ratio of the distances between you, the subject, and the background.

For maximum bokeh, all you need is:

  1. minimum distance between you and your subject

  2. maximum distance between your subject and the background

  3. largest aperture size you can manage

That's it. It's that simple.


Please consider sharing your photos with the community by tagging #dharmaportraits on your Instagram photos - I'd love to see how you're using these tips to create beautiful photos.

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