What is bokeh??

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What is bokeh??
9 months ago

I thought I knew the answer to that question until the challenge "A Bokeh for a Loved One" just finished. The winning picture is great, beautiful model and beautifully executed. It has shallow depth of field, for sure, but I fail to see how it wins a bokeh competition. In fact most of the submissions are merely shallow depth of field photos, many with no apparent consideration to the background at all. This really isn't an m43 specific question, but I ask here since this is the forum I participate in.  Do you think having anything out of focus in a picture qualifies as "bokeh"?

http://www.apnphotographyschool.com/concepts/bokeh-vs-dof-the-difference-between-the-two/

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