For those of you who are wondering what photographers mean when they refer to bokeh…or for those who have never heard the word before.
Notice how the background gets soft and “blurry”? Well, that’s bokeh. It is created by using a wide-open depth of field. (a small number like f2.8, f4…) This highlights your subject by keeping it in focus while softening the surrounding details. These two shots were taken at f13(although f18 would have been a better example) and f2.8 respectively, using a Canon 100M F2.8 L IS MACRO.
Say it together now…bokeh.