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Article Abstract #1: Bokeh

My first article ( http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography/2008/05/bokeh/ ) is from the Pioneer Woman and covers a photographic technique called bokeh.

From Dictionary.com: “Bokeh is a Japanese term for the subjective aesthetic quality of out-of-focus areas of a photographic image.”

According to the author of the article, just three things are needed to obtain bokeh; a focal point, “shimmery” light and a wide aperture. When shooting, you are supposed to keep your subject a few feet in front of the nearest (well-lit!) background objects, bring your lens close to the subject and focus tightly on the subject.

An example of bokeh from the article:

Notice the colors and shapes visible in the background? The author notes that a steady breeze helped create the bokeh in this picture, as well as good lighting and the techniques discussed above.

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