Many a photographer strives to see our world in different ways. With the photography technique “Bokeh” you’ll sure be able to explore different perspectives. Malaysian photographer Lee Peiling uses a personal narrative to expand our imagination, beyond our busy environment, through her Bokeh photography. It sure is a bug’s life fairytale through the lens of Lee Peiling!
Malaysian photographer Lee Peiling delves in the art of microphotography with the technique Bokeh. Bokeh is Japanese for “blur” or “haze”. In reference to photography, it’s basically the out-of-focus areas.
The areas blurred tie in with the way we see the world – often saturated in dreams and illusory memories. Peiling’s photos of insects are full of vibrant colors and reference the images found in fairy tale storybooks from the innocent world of childhood. Natural color and light were used for each of Peiling’s images, photographed in her back garden in Tanzania. They were all based on sketches from her imagination.
According to Wikipedia, large-aperture lenses, macro lenses, and long telephoto lenses are used to created good Bokeh images because they are typically used with a shallow depth of field. Portrait lenses, typically 85–150mm on 35mm, are other good options to allow the subject stand out from a blurred background.
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