Being a green apple in photography, i never really knew the term ‘bokeh‘ until i found the word in one of the photoblogs that i’ve been following.
I took lot of photos during my little adventure in my backyard but one photo stood out the most because it accidentally had bokeh. I was so excited. I think i need to thank the little rays of sunshine that peeps through the leaves thus creating that burst of circular white lights at the background.
Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”. The term comes from the Japanese word boke which means “blur” or “haze”. The English spelling bokeh was popularized in 1997 to suggest the correct pronunciation to English speakers. – excerpts from Wiki
Furthermore, as i searched around the web, i learned that there are also classifications of bokeh. These are the poor or the harsh bokeh, the neutral bokeh and the good bokeh. The harsh bokeh are those that similarly looked like donuts or with holes in the middle with hard outlined edges that are very distracting. The neutral ones show a smooth and slightly outlined edges. The good ones are those with super smooth edges that blend together nicely and appear soft and “creamy”. Well, based on Ken Rockwell’s diagram, i think my photo has a combination of neutral and good types of bokeh so i’m giving myself a little pat on the back. 🙂