Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t get Kirk to say the word “bokeh” on our recording, a term he hates. What’s bokeh? It’s a (recent) term for background blur, or shallow depth of field, in photos like the one above. There are several ways to achieve this look, from wide-aperture lenses to computational simulation in recent iPhone Portrait mode shots. In this week’s episode of the PhotoActive podcast, we talk all about this effect: how to get it and why you’d want to.
The show notes and a player can be found here: Episode #20 – The Blur-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named.
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