Once you’ve mastered the basics, it’s time to get creative. Make your compositions even more interesting by playing with lights and shadows. Shoot in front of dynamic light sources, like sunlight streaming through a window or a set of traffic lights. These will help you create scintillating bokehs with eclectic colours and textures. When shooting with bokeh, it’s also important to try and achieve balance. The key is to find the right amount of blurring to suit the situation. Sometimes, bokeh can be a little too intense, and can make the entire composition feel too closed in.
This wonderful technique is definitely one to add to your photographic repertoire. It can help make a not-so-interesting background beautiful, and diffuse a busy scene to highlight your subject. At the end of the day, it’s all about experimentation. Remember, practice makes perfect!