Posted 03 September 2007 - 07:52 PM
Posted 03 September 2007 - 08:25 PM
Posted 03 September 2007 - 09:26 PM
The best way to understand it is to grab a zoom with a good telephoto end to it and go out at night and point it at different lights (distant, close and odd shaped) and pull both focus and zoom and watch the effect ... You'll see how hard it is to describe in words at the same time as going 'ahhh!' and understanding bokeh 10x the amount you would from watching films alone ...
Approaching car headlights are a goody - just dont walk into them... Very, 'Traffic' opening sequence
Posted 03 September 2007 - 09:46 PM
This accounts for one of the major reasons in cinematographer's obsession with bokeh. Ironically, there's more variety and creativity in the fuzzy parts than there are in the sharp parts of a picture. Wacky, huh?
Posted 03 September 2007 - 10:42 PM
If the aperture is triangular, like in some super speeds, and the point of the triangle is up on the far side of the place of focus, then the point will be down in the bokeh for the foreground.