One thing I like to do in my off-time (don’t laugh to hard, Mom, I do find off-time) is look through Flickr groups. I belong to like 75 of them now and holy hell, there are so many awesome photographers out there – I really enjoy looking through their work, getting ideas and being inspired like crazy.
But one thing that I have noticed is everyone seems to have a different idea of that crazy little word called BOKEH. I will see comments all over the place that say “nice bokeh!” … and I go back to the photo and scratch my head. Because I see NO BOKEH. Zero. Zip. Zilch.
My understanding is bokeh is this: Interesting patterns in out of focus areas that were created by shallow depth of field.
Bokeh is not just a blurry area caused by shallow depth of field.
Am I totally wrong? Am I being crazy picky?
It won’t be the first time.