This week’s challenge is bokeh lights. I’m a bit uncomfortable using the term bokeh as it can mean a lot of things regarding the quality of the out of focus areas in an image, but a lot of people use it to refer to just out of focus areas and especially to lights, so I’ll use it here anyway.
If you focus on something, then lights in the background or foreground tend to look like circles. This will occur most when you’re using a wide aperture. This week, try focusing on a subject when there are lights in the foreground or background and using a shallow depth of field to create the circle effect. If you don’t use manual exposure, try out aperture priority mode and set a low number for your aperture (ex: 1.8 or 3.5). Below are a few examples.
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