Good bokeh photography is when the out-of-focus part of the image creates an aesthetically pleasing effect, and to bring the in-focus part of the image into sharper focus. The word 'Bokeh' is derived from the Japanese word ‘Boke’, which translates to ‘blur’ or ‘haze’. As is to be expected, the bokeh effect is achievable through Photoshop and can become the main ‘focus’ of the image – even though it is the ‘out-of-focus’ part!
Bokeh is used more and more in films – there are not many films made these days that don’t include some bokeh lighting effects somewhere. We have mentioned bokeh effect used in web design, and today we are going to touch on bokeh in photography.
50 Beautiful Examples of Bokeh Photography
This collection of bokeh photography has been chosen for the ‘naturalness’ of the bokeh effect – in other words, the bokeh sits nicely with the in-focus part of the image. Some of these images are un-Photoshopped, others have been manipulated – but they are all excellent examples of good bokeh effects.
Fools like me by Michela
The Beauty of Bokeh Photography
Whether these bokeh effects are straight from the camera, or added or enhanced in Photoshop, the effect is outstanding. However, bokeh was a hugely popular trend some months ago, but seems to have been slowly losing its popularity. Good bokeh photography, showing blurred background lighting or out-of-focus image backgrounds will always be good to look at and appreciated.
Do you think the popularity of bokeh is in decline? Do you consider bokeh has a long-term place in design? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.