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How to Create a Bokeh in Av-Mode? – Project 52 #11

“The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail”

- Charles R. Swindoll -

Last week, Christian’s sister and me made pasta ourselves with my new KitchenAid add on. I already shared the recipe of the homemade pasta on Sunday but today, I want to show you a few more pictures of the pasta as I was trying to capture only a few bits of the pasta and create a bokeh in Av-Mode:

Homemade Pasta

I was using my macro lens again and focused on taking pictures in Av-mode which is an awesome mode to get a blurry touch into your pictures. Especially with the macro lens this is super easy and the results are great!

Homemade Pasta

Depending on how close you get to the thing or person you are taking a picture of, the bokeh (the blurry part in the picture) is bigger or smaller. You can see the difference in the two pictures above. The bokeh in the first picture is much bigger than in the second picture.

The reason for that is that I was much closer to the pasta with my camera and lens in the first picture than while taking the second one.

Homemade Pasta

I got even closer to highlight only a small part of the picture and focus more on the details of this part.

Homemade Pasta

In the very last picture, you can even see the details of the flour. Isn’t that great?

What do you have to do if you want to create a nice bokeh in your picture?

It is really simple: Select your Av-Mode and set it to a low level. With my macro lens, I can even select f/2.8 but with my standard lens I can only go as low as f/4.0 which is already great.

The next thing you have to do is selecting the part in the picture you want to focus on. Manually set the focus to this part and take the picture. You will see that only the part you selected to focus on will come out clearly.

Obviously, this also depends on how close you are. But just try and play around with the settings. There is nothing that could go wrong.

Have you ever taken a picture with a  nice bokeh you are really proud of? Please share a link to that picture below in the comments section or upload it to my Facebook Page as I would really like to see your work, too.

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  1. I love good bokeh :) it was pretty much the main reason I ever bought a good camera, which in turn got me more into photography, so indirectly….got me into photography! haha. Love that last shot and how detailed the flour looks. Incredible!


    • Thank you so much Jess! Yes! Bokeh shots are incredible! I love how you can change the atmosphere with playing around with the bokeh!!!


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