88 Brilliant Examples of Bokeh Photography

The quality of the blur has come to be known as “bokeh”. Bokeh in terms of photography referring the area in the photo which are out of focus light to increase beautiful and dramatic image. The origin of the term is from the Japanese word “romaji” (english characters) is spelled “boke” (pronounced bo-keh) and which means “fuzzy”. For good Bokeh, ideally points and lines would blur smoothly as they fell out of focus, in the manner, for example, of a smooth Gaussian blurring.

88 Brilliant Examples of Bokeh Photography

There are many ways to attack photography and some are much more expensive than others. Here in this showcase, we presenting a Stunning collection of Bokeh Photography and Pictures taken by various artists in which all pictures are linked to the author’s pages. You may want to explore further works of the photographers we’ve featured below.

When it comes to inspiration then there is no limitation on resources. Photography is one of the key sources of inspiration for some of our past work. Here we talking about photography of Specific form named as “Bokeh Photography” which I find usually amaze me. If you know how to shoot a photo then you can also change something fairly simple to something creative or abstract or otherwise more artistic. You don’t need any special skills for taking such shots. It all depends on the environment and perfect timing.

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Brilliant Examples of Bokeh Photography

Photography can serve as a nice source of inspiration. We designers, can derive inspiration from almost everything around, and this collection can fulfills your Bokeh Photography Inspiration related needs as the creativity in shooting photos is somewhat hot trend now days. We can promise you that when you start browsing them farther in details it will surely refresh your memory.

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105 Comments

  1. An incredible collection of nice photos. Thanks for pulling them together!

  2. Awesome collection. I didn’t know they were called Bokeh.

  3. Really great collection. Like It.

  4. How the heck is pic #8 a bokeh photograph?

    • If you want to know about bokeh, I recommand you one video. This is a Bokeh & Art video using various bokeh shapes include specific characters and letters. It will be helpful for anyone who wants to know more about bokeh.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsv-vb-T1Io

  5. Wow :D Great Collection I like The kind of Art ;) Thanks a lot

  6. I knew about depth of field, but this blur effect looks even more interesting. Some of those photos would have looked plain originally, but the effect adds a very nice touch to it.

    I recently did a podcast episode on photography. It doesn’t use the blur effect, but a lot of the photos are amazing.

    If interested, you may view the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_yHkuA9DBw

  7. Wow! Ill have to give this a try, But first i am going to butter up my imagination, so ill have a little chance of competing with these Images.. Wow, and double Wow!

  8. Wow! Absolutely outstanding… I’m a bokeh junkie. Love it
    Thanks for sharing

  9. wow, could I use this images in my free wallpapers ? the blurred images is great for background.

  10. Mind boggling and flawless collection thanks for sharing it.

  11. Never heard the term ‘Bokeh’ before, you learn something new everyday. These examples are great and I guess can be achieved by Gaussian blur, although I know thats cheating!
    Thanks for learning this old dog new tricks.

  12. all images a re really great…superb collection

  13. Sweet collection. I noticed the image for this post is spelled differently. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Hi guys, you always have great content.. congrats.

    One thing though, you have a SMALL ERROR on the First Page banner… it’s reads:

    BRILLIANT
    BOHEK PHOTOGRAPHY … instead of BOKEH…..

  15. Hye, they are beautiful ! thanks for sharing.

  16. OMG!!! Are these real??? These photos are simply breath taking and awesome! Wonderfully taken, greatly captured. Great job!

  17. I am really impressed by these photos. Being an artist I know that to catch external beauty internal beauty is necessary and internal beauty is named as your thinking level. Finally I want to say ” Extra Ordinary” shill the photographer possess

  18. Love them, love them.

    So beautiful, I will reprint it to my blog if you don’t mind…

  19. i noticed that you have a wrong spelling ‘bokeh’ into ‘bokhe’ in your post thumbnail. just to let you know. hope you don’t mind.
    anyway, nice collection of bokeh photography!

  20. Amazing

  21. nice pic, ….. ……………… great///

  22. great collections..

  23. Here are the borders of the world beyond.You could call it metaphysical,
    but the feeling it conveys is great.
    Good luck, I felt like starting photography once again.

  24. They are so beautiful!!!!
    I love them all!!!! :)

  25. True art here… The photographers have skill! I would love to apply this effect to the food pictures I take for my website, but I think it would take a lot of work to capture images like these folks did. Awesome!

  26. Oh… It’s stunning.

  27. These are fabulous. I have just spent an hour reading a whole lot more on how to create bokeh with a digital camera. Seems not so effective….but I will be trying tomorrow to see what I can achieve. I have been trying without knowing what it is called with flowers….but hope to get the dots and colours if possible.

    Many Thanks

  28. Incredible Work By Talented People.
    Awesome Pics

  29. V Very very pleasant.It is a feeling of just I am in heaven.

  30. brilliant work…..i would love to know how to get all those colored
    d discs and circles together to photograph!
    thank you st

  31. Awesome. Loved them all ! – Some were really creative ones. Nice list !

  32. greetings, hey D. i really think each image should be attributed with a byline. if this was a print piece, you`d be socked for copyright infringement, usage fee/s etc. humbly, cory Lum

  33. Interesting article, Daniel! Although I’m strictly an amateur when it comes to photography, I love being introduced to new techniques – the photos you’ve included are stunningly clever & beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing them!

  34. awesome….i get more inspiration from this photos….^^,

  35. What a photography is?
    nice i liked to much

  36. What an outstanding gallery of bokeh!!

  37. Wow, these are amazing, do you guys have to use some kind of program to create bokeh pictures?? If you do please respond me back
    lilmandi2012@yahoo.com

    thanks!

  38. all of them are amazing, nothing could be more perfect than these.
    Just WOW!!

  39. so beautiful

  40. I think every man can do photography but it is not job of each them to catch unique events of life like these photographs. To attain such standard age and full devotion is required that this photographer has.

  41. “How the heck is pic #8 a bokeh photograph?”

    Because, Ben, contrary to the popular vogue for bokeh shots that are ONLY balls of defocused lights in the background, a shot that has blur caused by a big aperture lens shot wide-open qualifies as one with bokeh.

    I shoot almost exclusively these kind of lenses; f/1.2 to f/2 – for Nikon and medium-format digital cameras. Great background, then great subject placed on it: that’s what qualifies as a great ‘bokeh shot’ for me. It’s all a matter of taste of course, but I do get kinda sick of seeing people ‘wow’ over shots that look like the photographer has simply defocused the lens and shot some lights in the street or on the nearest christmas tree available.

  42. Beautiful Pictures.Very Nice.Great job.

  43. All photographs are good looking and attractive. Please guide us from which school you have got training.

  44. I’m so in love with bokeh. Thanks for the collection although some of them are not really related to the topic :D

  45. @Alfie Goodrich
    Oh, I see. Thanks for the explanation:)

  46. awesome collection. thank you for the compilation.

  47. It really amazed me………..

    Keep on doing this…………

  48. I will try it “`ahh thanks very much

  49. Amazing! I love this post!!!! :)

  50. A Absolutely brilliant use of light, color, imagination and creativity!

  51. fabulous!

    one thing i hear repeated by world-renown photographers and avid amatuers alike: it’s all about the lens.

  52. fantastic pics!! I cannot pick one as fav.
    cheers,
    @RolandoPeralta

  53. Excellent photography. Thanx to arrange all the beautiful photographs at one place.

  54. awesome….
    it’s all make me more creative to make great bokeh like this..hmmm…it’s very nice

  55. I am very amazed to see all these quality photos. A photographer can produce such results by doing a lot of practice.

  56. Interesting… I see one of my photos and I don’t ever remember giving permission for Instantshift to use it.

  57. @Herbert…..

    “one thing i hear repeated by world-renown photographers and avid amatuers alike: it’s all about the lens.”

    …and the eye behind it ,sir. :-)

  58. Good post. You did a good work,and offer more effective imformation for us! Thank you.

  59. these were great! Really enjoyed this

  60. This was Excllent examplae and I loved seeing this.

    Amazing Post.

  61. Wow, that’s good to know!

  62. all of thoose were amazing, thanks for sharing.

  63. I like it and also like to try

  64. Well that is a great and impressive collection of bokeh photography,
    Some picture are really outstanding while being common.Its really worth sharing it

  65. she is finest women

  66. Like usual, someone writes as though they are an expert, however, the examples they give prove otherwise.

    Bokeh and Forced Perspective (Narrow depth of Field) are two very different things. Hokey is when light in the background forms colored or white round discs of light.

    Many of the examples are not Bokeh. Learn the the subtle differences before writing again. Your ignorance of styles is showing.

  67. Amazing women. thx.

  68. “After three shots and a chaser . . .”

  69. I agree with you,and thanks for your sharing

  70. You’ve hit the ball out the park! Inrcdelibe!

  71. Wonderful collection. I like all the images here with good article. Thank you very much for share such a good work

  72. Love Bokeh Photography! I think that will be the next area of the photography world that I challenge. Thank you for sharing¬

  73. very great instat collection :)

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  76. Very nice tutorial.Nice one its relay helpful. Thanks for share .

    • Excellent photography. Thanx to arrange all the beautiful photographs at one place.

  77. Very helpful tutorial for graphic designer. Thanks for share to everyone

  78. Relay helpful posting. Thanks for this blog

  79. ORBS!

  80. Really great post.Thanks for sharing.

  81. Totally amazing! I am speechless and don’t know what should I write about. An absolute sharing and appreciate for your talents.

  82. Very inspirational bokeh photography idea’s. Love this work

  83. that was amazing.

  84. Lots of Photoshop tutorials I have read so far. I am really impressed to this tutorial. I just want to include one thing “Without excercise, practise and experience, the talent is of no use”. Thank you

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