Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bokehlicious

This shot only works because of the amazing bokeh -- the buttery smooth blur of the out of focus background -- and the almost painterly effect that you get because of this. I recently bought the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 which has the advantage of isolating the subject matter thanks to a shallow depth of field. In reality, if it were sharper in the background, you would clearly see the ugly wires holding up the flower pot and some other extraneous detail. With this shallow depth of field, I simply shot between two other leaves, made sure the front 3 flowers were sharp enough and blurred everything else out. Nikon D7000, AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G

2 comments:

Brigitte Rozario said...

How do you like this lens?

Kit Hoong Tan said...

It's great, especially if you want to shoot like this. If you want to shoot groups of people indoors, then perhaps the 35mm f/1.8 is a better choice. I'm talking about APS-C sensor cameras like ours of course.