Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by vh5150, Jan 29, 2010.
Bokeh is the out of focus area, so its the area behind whatever is in focus. It's hard to explain but I hope that helps
yes it is.
Technically yes. For more info on bokeh here
I feel really stupid for even wondering, but I'm not sure. I haven't really worked too much with bokeh, but I don't really even know if this picture would count..
Not really, but many people call any OOF background 'bokeh' when what it really is, is Depth-Of-Field (DOF).
Bokeh is the visual quality of any out of focus parts of an image. It is not a measurable property, and many disagree on what good bokeh looks like.
There are 2 kinds of bokeh: Cream and Hollywood.
The quality of the bokeh in the images the OP posted is IMO, poor bokeh, as it's neither creamy nor hollywood.
thanks everyone. I will keep trying until I figure it out. I probably should just tell my wife I need an 80-200 2.8. Surely that will solve my dilemma!
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