Bokeh – meaning and use of bokeh in photography | Sebastian Boatca

By | January 12, 2016

Sometimes in our lives, especially when we had to deal with photography, we have encountered the following term : “Bokeh”. Well, it has this strange Asian sound and flavor, so what could it mean? The word “Bokeh” actually comes from the Japanese word “boke” ボケ, which means “blur”. The “h” at the end was added to emphasize on the correct pronunciation by the English speakers. “Bokeh” refers to the quality and aesthetics of the blurry parts (out of focus areas) in an image, taken by a photographic lens. It is not something you could really mathematically measure, or quantify, but more of an aspect which relates to photographic artistic principles……..

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