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100+ Beautiful Examples of Bokeh Photography

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Today we're going to be taking a look at the photographic effect known as bokeh. Although bokeh is simply "blur", using it in an effective fashion can add real style and depth to your images. We'll point you in the right direction to learn more about this technique, and showcase over a hundred stunning examples of bokeh photography.


Learning About Bokeh

In photography, bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light" (source). It's often most visible around lights in your image background, but blur actually occurs in any out-of-focus areas in your images.

Want to find out more about bokeh? We've published a few tutorials relating to what it means, and how you can easily re-create it in your own photography. Take a look at one of the following articles plenty of extra information:


100 Stunning Bokeh Photography Examples

Paul Hocksenar

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Nick Bradsworth

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Mario

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Helen Sotiriadis

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Zita

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Jasmine

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Siebe Warmoeskerken

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Ross Reyes

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Mulia

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Les Lengyel

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Ryan O. Hicks

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Michaela Rother

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Romain Ballez

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Diego Sevilla Ruiz

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Tori Steffen

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Tracey Telik

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Anika Sablan

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Fabio Sabatini

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Joni Niemelä

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Jes

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Akhilesh Sharma

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Melissa

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Vjekoslav Bobić

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John

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Gabriel Asper

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Anna Gay

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Ryan O. Hicks

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Agnisoonu

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Kit Hung

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Stuart

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Nicki Summerson

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Kevin Farris

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Crezalyn Nerona Uratsuji

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Weihao87

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Johnny Patience

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Nasos Zovoilis

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Natalia Campbell

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Fabio

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Adriana Giglio

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Thomas Lottermoser

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Erwin

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Sergei Chumakov

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Kelly

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Shaina

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Azzam Merchant

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Sarah Bernhard

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Van Yuen

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Lee

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Lotfi Dakhli

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Dennis William Gaylor

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eRiz

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Kimberly Clark

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Josh Libatique

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Yuji Shoda

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David L

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Sara

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Kristine May

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Roger Lim

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Giovanni Orlando

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Nest

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Jordan Chark

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Adam Furgang

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Erik Forsberg

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Karin Eberhard

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Moogibang

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Emma

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Val Petras

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Neuza Teixeira

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Art Flow

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Florian Sprenger

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Joey Makalintal

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Martin Dorigny

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Jonathan Harris

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BrandonWarren

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Agnisoonu

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Harold Lloyd

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David Olkarny

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Ryan Connors

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Janna Pham

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Hoài Nam

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Jim Ward

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Milen

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David Lin

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Sylvia

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Roger Lim

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Faisal Al Ali

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Reni Li Wu

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Inma

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Michael Elford

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Zuzana

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Tian Chew Lim

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Related Bokeh Resources

Here are a few resources that can help you acheive a similar effect.

How to Achieve Better Bokeh – 4 Simple Tips

50+ Lens Bokeh Comparison

DIY - Creating Custom Shape Bokeh

Custom Bokeh With the Bokeh Masters Kit


Digital Bokeh

Though using digital bokeh wouldn’t do justice to your photographic skill, you can still try these tutorials and pre-made PS brushes. These are extremely useful if you are a Graphic Designer or plan to be one in future.

Shape Bokeh Photoshop Tutorial

Bokeh Effect Photoshop Tutorial

Digital Brush Presets


Share Your Images!

Do you have a few examples of bokeh photography you'd like to share? We would love to see them! Just paste a link to your image(s) below in the comments so everyone can take a look.

Best of luck with exploring this fascinating area of photography for yourself!

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