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Week #9 – Bokeh Effect- Photo Challenge

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Our last two photo challenges have been a little basic, so now it is time to step it up again. This week’s photo challenge is Bokeh. The Bokeh Effect in photography is achieved by using a wider aperture which produces a shallow depth of field. With a shallow depth of field, the background is blurred. The Bokeh Effect happens in the lens when the lens tries to render the out of focus shapes in the background. The size and shape of the bokeh can vary depending on the shape of the iris of your lens and the size and shape of the lighter objects in the background. Bokeh usually happens in lighter areas of your photo. In this challenge, I want you to find something interesting to be your main subject. You can see in the image samples below and in the challenge video that I have achieved bokeh in many different ways. Bokeh does not have to be in the background, it can even be in the foreground while your in-focus subject is in the background. Have fun with this week’s challenge. Introduce light in a different way and see what you can do when that light is out of focus. Upload your Week #9 challenge photos to the new Album in the Ditch Auto Group: If you post your photos to your social media accounts, use the hashtag #ditchautochallenge Here are a few example photos of the bokeh effect I have taken. Please challenge yourself to take new photos this week. I am …