Well there is a lot of words here. Lets work around it carefully.versionsix said:hhmmm.... so is there a difference between bokeh and blurred backgrounds? cos i read somewhere that bokeh is the rendering of out of focus points of light into circles and not polygons and blurred backgrounds are just blurred backgrounds. From what i gather, if i understand you correctly, you are referring to macro shots that have blurred backgrounds that are creamy smooth right?
For example, IMHO this pic has a relatively creamy smooth background so would that be considered a form of bokeh as well or no? just trying to clarify my doubts here. thanks thanks!
Steplim said:Hi, tOGGY
Could you kindly elaborate what do you mean by "neutral Bokeh"?
Do you mean the DOF, which f-stop and focal length will create good bokeh then.? :dunno:
Third photo of young girl: The bokeh here is also commonly known as a neutral bokeh. Everything in the portion of the green is evenly blurred. The light brown part is also equally bad. There is no 'bias of light' towards a centre point. It is also commonly considered no good where bokeh is concerned. A good artist will not paint in this manner too. This form of bokeh is directly opposite the first photo. Very loosely speaking, a good bokeh is in between this two form. The secret point is where the lens designer makes tons of money.:bsmilie: