DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the Japanese term for blur is bokeh? This term is a common photography jargon in which the lens produces out-of-focus parts. Mike Johnston who is the editor of Photo Techniques magazine popularized it in 1997. His reason? For the correct pronunciation of English speakers.
There’s also a difference of bokeh – the good and the bad. Based on Photography Life, a good bokeh should appear soft and creamy with no hard edges. Smooth round of circles is also a factor for it. Macro and telephoto are some lenses that create a blurry background. Moreover, soap-bubble bokeh emerged through Hugo Meyer & Co. Through innovation, this is now possible since Meyer Optic USA Inc. released Trioplan f2.9/50 lens in 2015. But bokeh is not achieved only in photography. Nowadays, phones can now recreate it using photo effects. There are now apps to blur the background of a photo. In fact, iPhone launched its portrait mode in 2016 that blurs the background. Other phone models which are now producing bokeh are Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Vivo, and Honor 9 Lite. But don’t worry if you don’t have these phones since there are alternatives like apps that blur out the background of a photo. Feel free to try photo blur apps and share if there’s a difference from using a camera or a phone.