Saturday, February 04, 2006
Bokeh is a Japanese word and it means "blur", "fuzziness" or "dizziness". As a photo- graphic term, it is the word used to describe a nice or pleasant blur in a photo. A camera lens capable of producing a good bokeh or the out of focus areas in a photo is a desirable lens in portraiture applications for the simple reason that it reduces distractions by rendering the foreground and the background in an out of focus state thus drawing more attention on the subject to make it a stand out. A camera lens with a wide aperture produces a nice bokeh. The sample photo shown was taken by a Nikkor f/1.4 AF-D 50mm lens.