Monday, September 06, 2010

BOKEH

In case you know nothing about photography, "bokeh" is a japanese word that means the blur in out of focus areas in an image. Here are some examples:
I found this photo on a tumblr, but just found out that it was taken by Jacqueline, click HERE to see her photos! They're amazing!


All those little blurry circles in these photos are an example of bokeh. I love how it looks, so I tried to take a few of my own bokeh shots. Heres how they turned out :








I hope to be taking some more photos soon, so theres more to come!

How was your weekend?

-Regan

(We almost have 200 followers!! Only 4 more to go!)

26 comments:

Mariel Torres said...

that first picture is simply amazing!

Monique said...

I like this Bokeh style. So great you tried it out. I like the last ball jar photo.

Bree said...

I love Bokeh photography! :D

I just love the effect! <3

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Lady Grey said...

I love it, so sparkly & magical!
oxo

Sunny & Star said...

I love your pictures. :-)

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Rio said...

Oh I love the first shot! The photos you took are beautiful too! :)
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Collette Osuna said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...yours is so awesome!!

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Ϩtεℓℓα said...

i love bokeh! that´s one of the reasons i want to get a good camera.

i love the last photo! looks magical ♥

weekend was great :) how was yours?

oh! i love your new header image ♥

xoxo

Jude said...

These came out beautifully! (And thank you for the bokeh explanation :))

tammy said...

so fun. i love the way yours turned out. i definitely feel inspired to try more experimental photography now.

Cadence said...

Your Bokeh photos look like Jewelry!!! I love that! And yes, I love Bokeh. Have you ever tried putting a shape over your lens? You'll get bokeh the shape of... that shape! Like if you cut out a star from a piece of paper, then put that over your lens, you'll get star bokeh!

marina said...

great pics!
Thanks thanks for sharing"

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xx

Caroline said...

Aww your attempts are lovely! All sparkly :D xxx

Abby said...

I really like this effect, but didn't know it had a name! Next goal: learn how to take bokeh style. Your pictures are always lovely.

its simple love said...

Gorgeous and inspiring. I love the fish one.

Rachael

Sunny & Star said...

You took some amazing shots! My favorite is the vibrant red one!

Sobrina Tung said...

ooh I love the look of bokeh too. I never feel comfortable talking about it out loud though since I don't know how to actually pronounce it! hhaha

Abi said...

Oh I like bokeh shots! Makes for a very intriguing photo. Love the first shot!

britni @ Antika Moda said...

These photos have a very magical feel.

maggeygrace said...

I always wondered "brokeh" came from! yay!! These pictures are beautiful- this affect is one of my favorites in photography!:) good work- they all look like they are from a fairytale :)

Cay said...

MY GOD, your blog is wonderful! I'll follow you now, I want to see more of your photography! :)

Love, Cay

P.S.: Blog on! ^^

NotJustAnotherBrickInTheWall said...

Thank you for your comment!
ANd for visiting my blog (:
Gorgeous blog you have i love those photos! Such an inspiration!!

Tami said...

WOW. Great photos! My favorite one is definitely the first one! I love love it! Haha, fabulous blog, and I am lovin the feel of it. Ill follow :)
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v a m p i r e said...

CONGRATULATIONS i was attracted to your blog tittle and i am glad i stumble into it

because its awesome and YAY i am luck reader no 200 ! ♥

I am now venturing into the world of Bokeh but i am a cheater because i am creating faux ones with PS brush ,

with love

Jasmine

levitaPH said...

Wow I love bokeh and your blog! ^_^
I'm a photographer too, hope you visit me!

And also,I follow you :D <3

SimoneV said...

Bokeh reminds me of fairies playing games in a forest. Very effective and an interesting fact!