Bokeh challenge
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Posted: 10/23/2012 2:58:32 PM
How about it? I love bokeh and was hoping to get things rolling here. Anyone up for it??


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Posted: 10/23/2012 3:11:56 PM
Sounds fun!

ETA:

Some inspiration:

7 Quick Tips To Create Bokeh

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Posted: 10/23/2012 3:17:07 PM
Weather permitting I'll see what I can get this afternoon/evening while my son is at karate. I love this idea!


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Posted: 10/23/2012 4:02:02 PM
Sounds fun! I recently purchased the 50mm f/1.8 lens & trying to learn to use it!! Because bokeh in photos is so pretty if done right.


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Posted: 10/23/2012 4:16:53 PM
I'm in.


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Posted: 10/27/2012 5:07:09 PM
These are old but hey, it's bokeh.









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Posted: 10/28/2012 2:11:54 AM
Kelli, those are so pretty and your kids are adorable!

I took this one this week, so I thought I'd share.



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Posted: 10/28/2012 11:21:56 AM
Great idea!! Love that fly!!! Here's an insect that I photographed this week





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Posted: 10/28/2012 1:32:47 PM
Meg, those are crazy good, I am such a fan of your work.

I took this one while we were having our Indian Summer last week.



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Posted: 10/29/2012 10:24:39 AM
Wow, beautiful! Just amazing stuff here...keep it coming. I got sidetracked, but will work on it this week!


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Posted: 10/29/2012 12:46:08 PM
Thank you! Cool Bugs!
I love Bokeh!


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Posted: 10/31/2012 1:19:46 AM
Whenever there is an opportunity to take a photo of my DD doing something cute (which is always I have my camera) This may not be the best bokeh photo but I took this photo after we cut wheat and there were just a few little lonely wheat left standing at the edge of our yard. I take photos of anything and everything. I figure that is the only way I am going to learn.


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Posted: 11/1/2012 5:48:23 PM
Beautiful!!

I am just waiting to get out and photograph some SNOW This is great motivation, thanks for the challenge.


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Posted: 11/1/2012 9:34:43 PM
I was just posting this image on another thread touting the buttery smooth bokeh from the Canon 85 1.2 and saw this challenge. I'm going to make it a twofer...



BTW, I love the Praying Manits! So wish I had the patience - those images are beautiful.


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Posted: 11/1/2012 9:41:36 PM
Any tips for a newbie on how to get the right effect? I'd like to enter, just to get the experience! Thanks.


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Posted: 11/1/2012 10:53:33 PM

Any tips for a newbie on how to get the right effect? I'd like to enter, just to get the experience! Thanks.








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Posted: 11/1/2012 11:27:53 PM
Betsy,

In this context, bokeh is referring to the out of focus area of the image. It is achieved by using a short depth of field from a wide aperture (low number). More blur is not necessarily better, it just depends on what the image and context demands. I suggest setting your camera to Aperture Priority (AP) mode and dial open the aperture to the lowest number and study how it impacts your portraits.

Now for the geeky answer: bokeh is not really about the quantity of blur, it is about the quality of that blur. "Good" bokeh is really a description of the capability of the lens to blur a subject with as few hard edges to the blur as possible - these are spherical aberrations. So for good bokeh, those are bad, but for cool sun flare effects you may want just the opposite and that's why I waste too much money on camera lenses, ha!

Have fun


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Posted: 11/1/2012 11:56:34 PM
I took this photo today while in the middle of a Cinderella photo shoot with my daughter.



Last Christmas I tried learning bokeh with the Christmas tree, I tried to position an ornament just right with the lights and create bokeh, looking back at those photos now I sure didn't do a very good job, but I also only had my 18-55 kit lens.


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Posted: 11/2/2012 6:00:38 AM
Love your idea and all the photos posted. I'll have to take some. I love some Bokeh.


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Posted: 11/2/2012 6:17:14 AM
I went out for a stroll in the woods:






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Posted: 11/2/2012 11:45:37 AM
All I can say is "WOW!" These are really great, keep them coming... and thanks for the great response!


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Posted: 11/2/2012 1:22:52 PM
Beautiful stroll Meg.

Were those shot with a 100mm Macro?


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Posted: 11/2/2012 8:50:46 PM
From a recent session... I love this one. I might clone out that bright spot in the corner, though.



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Posted: 11/2/2012 11:23:58 PM
Posted this sample back in June.


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Posted: 11/2/2012 11:44:05 PM
Some older examples you may want to keep in mind for Xmas





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Posted: 11/3/2012 6:10:20 AM
This is one I took back during the summer when everything was blooming. It's one of my favorites because of the colors.


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Posted: 11/3/2012 10:29:44 AM
Love'em!


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Posted: 11/3/2012 11:57:05 AM

It's one of my favorites because of the colors.


That! Gorgeous.


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Posted: 11/3/2012 1:08:44 PM
Those colours in the flower and background are gorgeous the picture just sings.
Many other lovely shots too.

I took this back in the summer also. Not sure if it qualifies as bokeh, but it does have a nice creamy background. I took it with my Lensbaby so it is more an effect of finding the sweet spot, as opposed to setting the aperture very low.

I think I was using the f=4 ring for this shot


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Posted: 11/4/2012 10:46:15 AM
Thanks ePEAcenter for the info...
I'm going out this afternoon and see what I can get!


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Posted: 11/4/2012 8:05:24 PM


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Posted: 11/7/2012 12:09:11 AM
Second post on this board.... I think I've now figured out the Flickr posting....



Not 100% this qualifies as good bokeh, but I gave it a shot.



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Posted: 11/7/2012 2:12:57 AM
Yes, KC, shot with the 100mm macro on 2.8
Thank you for the kind words.

I'm loving all the shots posted so far. <sigh> bokeh


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Posted: 11/7/2012 6:03:34 AM
Fall Rose taken last weekend.



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Posted: 11/10/2012 9:15:47 PM
Went to the Festival of Trees tonight





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Posted: 11/10/2012 9:19:41 PM
This is one I did last month:

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When I use the shape over the lens to get circles or hearts, all I get is one shape in the middle and rest is black. What could be wrong?

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Posted: 12/6/2012 6:21:43 PM
WOW!!! Great work ladies!! I wish this board had a LOVE button!!


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Posted: 12/10/2012 9:38:20 AM
Taken last week in Florida.



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Posted: 12/10/2012 10:20:34 PM
so fun!

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Posted: 12/11/2012 12:11:21 AM
I did a blog post related to this! I had challenged myself to try bokeh... it turned out pretty well for my first attempt!

http://scrapbookwonderland.com/2012/12/10/scrapbooking-christmas-25-ways-to-capture-the-magic-christmas-lights/

My article is about using Christmas light photos on your scrapbook pages...

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Posted: 12/14/2012 3:20:23 PM
How do I post a picture? Do I add to my gallery then link to this message list?

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Posted: 12/14/2012 7:41:09 PM
More bokeh. I took a walk a few evenings ago and shot some of the window displays. Here is one with some fun bokeh

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Posted: 12/14/2012 7:48:11 PM

How do I post a picture? Do I add to my gallery then link to this message list?

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Usually people put an actual image in here rather than just a link.You need to host your image somewhere, I usually do it on photobucket but I think you can do it in the Gallery here at Two Peas also ...I just usually find it is easier to get it in the thread at a good size by using photobucket and then picking up the image code from there and adding it to the thread. I think if you look up in the stickies at the top of the board there are instructions on how to do this.

ETA: look in the Faq for photog peas thread near the top.

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Posted: 12/25/2012 10:37:23 PM
Me again adding this to bounce the thread back to the top. With all the Christmas photos getting snapped out there I'm sure there must be some of you with great bokeh to share.







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Posted: 12/26/2012 4:07:27 PM
Here's my entry:


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