Open to photographers with a ranking outside the top 1000. There are two other 'Bokeh' contests currently open to other ranks. Take a look at the leaderboard for more information on Photocrowd rankings.
Sometimes defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light", Bokeh is a technique that gives an aesthetic quality to the out of focus blur of certain areas of a photo. Using a fast lens at a wide aperture, different characteristics can be achieved depending on the size and shape of the lens. The effects are often dreamy and pleasing to the eye.
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