Bokeh has become a buzzword in creative circles. From the Japanese word for 'blur', it describes the quality of defocused areas within images. Good bokeh is a key factor in the technique of isolating the main point of interest within a scene by blurring the surroundings, so it's particularly effective in portraiture and still life images. You can find out more in our beginners' guide to bokeh.
Beautiful bokeh is a central element of Rosie Lugg's shooting style. As well as being an accomplished photographer, Rosie is a keen TikTok creator, posting helpful how-to videos that take aspiring photographers through new tips and tricks, step by step. Here, she explains how to get creative with bokeh, elevating it from a mere blur effect to something truly artistic.