Bokeh, also known as “Boke” is one of the most popular subjects in photography. The reason why it is so popular, is because Bokeh makes photographs visually appealing, forcing us to focus our attention on a particular area of the image. The word comes from Japanese language, which literally translates as “blur”.
There are many different kinds of bokeh and ways to achieve it. Our focus for our portrait group this month was to photograph someone with bokeh in the image. I decided to make a heart shape with some twinkle lights and then ‘blur’ them in the background as I photographed my three boys & dog–the loves of my love, hence the heart. Now, my husband is another love of my life, but he is not always a willing subject. 😉
To continue through our circle of photographers and to see their take on portraits with bokeh, you can beging by visiting the lovely and talented, Kimberly Skeen | Orange County Family Photographer