In the realm of photography, bokeh (shallow depth of field) is extremely popular amongst many. Creating a creamy out-of-focus background behind your subject helps forces the viewer to focus their attention on a particular area. So how do you get that creamy bokeh in camera?
In this video, Matti Haapoja of TravelFeels along with his brother Teppo demonstrate three different ways you can achieve that "creamy, creamy bokeh" (forewarning, Matti says that quite a bit in this video).
If you ask most people, they will tell you to get a fast lens to capture amazing bokeh in camera, but that's not the only way. This is, however, the first method the Haapoja brothers demonstrate, while the other two rely less on the aperture capability of your lens. Yes, it can be done in post but honestly it never really looks real as everything in the frame behind the subject is usually blurred with the same amount. The further away the object is, the blurrier it will be if captured in camera. Doing that manually in Photoshop will take an arbitrary amount of time.
If you don't already have a fast lens, you can grab the nifty fifty for a relatively cheap price. I started off with the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens, which for the price, is an amazing lens and still carry it around with me as a backup.
Are there any other tips you have to help capture that "sweet, sweet bokeh"?