I was introduced to the term ‘Bokeh Photography‘ last week. Altho having seen the effect before, I never realised the technique had its own name or even that there are masters in the art it.
The term, stemming from the Japanese word for Blur or Haze – ‘Boke’, refers specifically to the aesthetic quality of the blur when taking photos with a shallow depth of field. Turning out of focus points of light into ‘focus points’.
Here are some great examples (click on image to see source):
See how to create your own Bokeh here at DIY Photography