Friday, April 2, 2010
Friday Shoot Out: Bokeh
Bokeh? Never heard of it? Well neither had I.
The definition is:
In photography, bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or (derived from Japanese word "boke", meaning 'blur') - In photography, refers to the creative use of lens blur as a composition.
This is an interesting idea.., that the unfocused part of the photo is as much an integral part of the picture as the focused area and that the unfocused area is sometimes the most important part of the image that you are trying to capture.
This one is my favorite, not only because it's one that includes both snow and my old dog, Maggie, who passed away a few months ago, but because I created Bokeh without knowing what it was. No photo manipulation was used to create the effect.
I'm still not sure what this technique encompasses but I'm going to use my depth of field more and practice this way of photographing things. I need more information. It's always good to learn something new.
There are more examples of this photo technique at Friday My Town Shoot Out where I learn from other photographers how to use and create photos that are interesting and different.
Have a GOOD FRIDAY.