In this video, we clear up what “Bokeh” means and how to achieve with the help of SA-based photographer, Sheldon Evans.

Aaahh bokeh, if you’ve been reading up on photography and watching a few videos you have probably come across the term at some point or another.  Simply put, bokeh is the pleasing or aesthetic quality of out-of-focus blur in a photograph. But what you really want to know is, how to get the blur happening right?

Enter Cape Town and Johannesburg-based portrait and wedding photographer, Sheldon Evans. Watch as Sheldon explains what bokeh is, and how to achieve it with different types of lenses. About the video Sheldon says; “How to create blurred backgrounds in your photos and videos is something pretty much anyone can do these days especially with features like the new portrait mode you’ll see in the iPhone 8, however, to achieve true depth of field you’re going to need the right lens.

Today I cover how to choose the right lens for the effect you’re trying to achieve, perhaps you don’t have a fast aperture lens and have a telephoto lens instead, you can still get buttery smooth backgrounds in your photos and videos!”

Keep up with more from Sheldon on his YouTube channel here. Alternatively, you can also find him on his website, Instagram or Facebook.

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