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Create Beautiful Bokeh Effects With These Camera Rules

Bokeh adds a unique look to photos with creamy out-of focus highlights. If you want to get the best Bokeh effects, The Slanted Lens offers this lighting lesson with three basic rules.

The Slanted Lens experimented with different aperture settings and subject/background placements to find these three principles for getting the most Bokeh:

  1. 1. Get as close to the subject as you can
  2. 2. Keep the background with the lights far away
  3. 3. Keep the aperture wide open

The video above offers many other helpful tips and examples for budding Bokeh creators.

Creating Bokeh: A Lighting Tutorial [YouTube via DIY Photography]