How to Achieve Beautiful Bokeh in Your Photography
Many photographers like bokeh due to its visually pleasing qualities. It not only provides a blurry backbround that draws attention to the subject, but it also creates images that look dreamy, eye-catching . Beblow 7 tips will help you to improve your photography skills. Surely those simple tips are just a simple start, only practice can take your skills to the next level.
1: Larger sensor
Generally speaking, the larger sensor has the advantage of blurring background. In the aspect of the blurred background, a full-frame camera is better than the APS-C frame camera and the APS-C frame camera is better than M43. If you only have APS-C in your hand, it is not necessary to spend a lot to update your gear, there are some other ways to get the blurry effect.
2: Choose the proper lens
In terms of the lens, a telephoto lens can help you to shoot a beautifully blurred image. The relatively long focal length could compress the image better and separate the subject with the background. Some prime lens with a wide aperture can also create a nice blurry background.
3: Use a wide aperture
A wider aperture can create a shallower depth of the field. You can dial the aperture to the widest like f/1.8,f/1.4 or f/1.2.
4: Choose a suitable background
A suitable background can add extra elements to your image. for example, you can take the decorated colored light as background to get a fascinating bokeh effect. In short, you can try all kinds of backgrounds. If you have the conditions, you can use the props around you to create the background you want.
5: Add foreground
The background is important but a suitable foreground could add something more to the image. A proper foreground can bring the depth to the image. Not only the background, but you can also blur the foreground.
6: Shorten the distance
No matter in portrait photography or still photography, it is nothing wrong to get close to your subject.
approaching to your shooting subject gives a shallower depth of the field to your image.
7: Keep the distance.
on the one hand, we should shorten the distance from the subject on another hand we should keep the distance between the subject and the background. The further the distance, the more blur of the background.