I really LOVE bokeh – particularly in portraits, it can pretty much make or break a portrait.
As I take so many portraits, bokeh is important… knowing how to use it to flatter my model, and create a gorgeous photograph is key for me.
So here are 3 examples of how I’ve used bokeh recently. Give these tips a go, and see what you can do!
Tip 1 for Bokeh
Position your model in front of trees – preferably ones which have different coloured leaves.
Tip 2 for Bokeh
Although sun is lovely, you don’t actually NEED sun to make bokeh – just light coming through trees, or a space in dark areas will create it, so long as your subject is in front of it, and you use a wide aperture.
Tip 3 for Bokeh
Buy a 50mm f/1.8 lens – they sometimes come with your DSLR as a kit lens, but if not, they are pretty cheap compared to many other lenses.
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