I’ve been wanting to try a Bokeh Challenge since I first saw a holiday picture featuring this technique.
…and what a more perfect time to try it, than with the holidays coming up? Since one of the many ways to achieve Bokeh is using Christmas lighting.
Bokeh “is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens” as per Wikipedia.
In this challenge, we will be focusing on creating bokeh using light. Either natural sunlight or artificial light. Not just creating a blurred background.
This technique can be used as a backdrop for still life, portraits and nature. It can be incorporated into the picture itself, landscapes and street photography. There should be something for everyone.
When I looked up Bokeh on Pinterest (my favorite site), there was such a variety of bokeh photographs as well as tutorials.
If you want to push the boundaries of creativity in your Bokeh Photography, I highly suggest you checkout this project (Christmas Wonders) by Eugenia Evoyan on Bèhance
This Christmas was full of beauty all around, love and happiness. Being inspired by all that atmosphere of the Christmas, lights, I’ve made this series to memorize and keep that warmth of Christmas all year round.
Sunlight in nature is a catalyst for Bokeh Photography.
Bokeh is not just limited to color, B&W images portray their own unique style.
I look forward to seeing everyone’s interpretation using this technique.
Guest Challenge by: Amy Orchard
The rules are pretty simple:
- Post one original photograph (Your Image) shot each week per theme posted on this blog to Google+, Facebook, or Flickr (or all three). Tag the photo #photochallenge and #photochallenge2016
- The shot should be a new shot you took for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
- The posted image should not be a Video.
- Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2016 PhotoChallenge is fun and easy.