Everyone seems to love that blurry background, that buttery bokeh as it’s often referred to by the big wig photogs. :) Basically bokeh is that blurry background, those beautiful blurry lights, and that gorgeous shallow depth of field. It is created through the use of a fabulous lens that has an aperture that can open up wide.
Here’s a picture that I took in Las Vegas at the WPPI (wedding and portrait photographers international) convention this past week. We were inside a mall at night and these fun lights were from a store front.
My manual settings for this image were:
ISO – 1250
aperture – F 2
shutter speed – 1/100 second
lens – 50mm 1.2
camera body – canon’s 5D mark II