Playing around with the camera today. As all of you in the northeast know we are expecting a foot of snow over the next 24 hours. If you didn't know this you yankee scoundrels, just take a trip to your nearest grocery store, and join the throngs preparing for armageddon.
I was looking on the net for tips on shooting falling snow. I love those soft still shots of snow falling, you can almost hear the silence. While searching I came across a term I had never heard before. Yes true confessions !! I am a beginner and I make no apologies, learning something new everyday is a gift we give ourselves. Much to my surprise, after looking through some of our thousands of photos I guess we already knew how to accomplish this term, we just didn't know what it was called.
" It is Japanese in origin and refers to blur or a blurry quality, and in photography it is a very recognizable technique."
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"The wide open aperture creates an even shorter depth of field, and the background that we have already forced into a blur is going to become even more unrecognizable and dotted with brilliant points of light. This is what is referred to commonly as good bokeh." this is a quote from this very helpful photography link: http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/what-is-the-bokeh-effect-in-photography/