In pictures: 26 beautiful bokeh photos

    | Inspire | 05/04/2012 08:00am

    ‘Bokeh’ is taken from the Japense word meaning ‘blur’ or ‘haze’. It refers to the aesthetic quality of a blur in photographs and has become a popular and desirable effect.

    If you want to know how to create a bokeh in your photos, our tutorial, Make the Ultimate Bokeh Portrait, will teach you everything you need to know.

    In the meantime, we’ve hand-picked 26 great examples of bokeh photography to inspire you.

    Danielle - Taylor McCutchan

    Danielle © Taylor McCutchan

    The Cloud and the Bee - Alain Baumgarten

    The Cloud and the Bee © Alain Baumgarten

    Stalk - Lee Peiling

    Stalk © Lee Peiling

    Fairy Light - Bloas Meven

    Fairy Light © Bloas Meven

    Fumando Espera - Carlos Bull

    Fumando Espera © Carlos Bull


    Veronika © александр кульков

    La Consetallation du Champignon - Bloas Meven

    La Consetallation du Champignon © Bloas Meven

    Where are you go - Suta Wijaya

    Where are you go © Suta Wijaya

    Sick Fearless Bastard - Crazy Ivory

    Sick Fearless Bastard © Crazy Ivory

    Snowy Street - Miles Storey

    Snowy Street © Miles Storey

    In the Red Forest - Anna Theodora

    In the Red Forest © Anna Theodora

    Life as it is - Sortvind

    Life as it is © Sortvind

    Fraicheur Matinale - Bloas Meven

    Fraicheur Matinale © Bloas Meven

    Sunday Coffee - Jozef Vaclavik

    Sunday Coffee © Jozef Vaclavik

    Tempus Vernum - Alexander Kuzmin

    Tempus Vernum © Alexander Kuzmin

    Swamp Life - Matt Estrada

    Swamp Life © Matt Estrada

    Prevalent - Caroline Zenker

    Prevalent © Caroline Zenker

    Proof - Cynthia Zulla

    Proof © Cynthia Zulla

    Fetiche - Roberuto

    Fetiche © Roberuto

    Night Bike Cowboys - Manuel Orero

    Night Bike Cowboys © Manuel Orero

    Melbourne 2009 - Zdravko Horvat

    Melbourne 2009 © Zdravko Horvat

    In Autumn all cats aren't grey - Romain Mattei

    In Autumn all cats aren’t grey © Romain Mattei

    Guillermo Carballa

    © Guillermo Carballa

    Eva Szombati

    © Eva Szombati

    Bokeh by the water - Shahriar Erfanian

    Bokeh by the Water © Shahriar Erfanian

    Natural Feelings - Sortvind

    Natural Feelings © Sortvind

    Feeling inspired to try out this effect yourself? Read our tutorial, Make the Ultimate Bokeh Portrait.


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    Posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 8:00 am under Inspire.


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