Right.. I'm still really new to all of this. I managed to do a Bokeh'esque shot the other day but that was when the focal point was about 0.5m away and the background of trees were around 15m away. I'm using a canon 450d with the 18-55m kit lense. First, I know that to get bokeh I need to use a wide aperture. Few questions though: 1. Can I only shoot bokeh in auto-focus and not manual-focus? 2. I have set manual AF points but everything is still in focus.. what am I doing wrong? 3. I know there's a depth of field calculator but this means little to me, and I have skimmed over the mathematical side to it all but this still doesn't compel me to calculate depths of fields everytime I want to take a picture. Is there an easier way? 4. Is it possible to shoot macro bokeh shots with a kit lense? Thanks in advance.