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Old May 25, 2007, 4:07 PM   #1
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Bokeh

I've been taking pictures for over 30 years. I don't claim to be good at it but I am knowledgeable about it. So how is it I never heard this word until I joined this site. Is this just because I'm a silly American now in the international world of the internet or have I missed something?

I don't need an explanation of the word I looked it up simple enough.
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Old May 25, 2007, 5:43 PM   #2
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Actually, "Bokeh" is a new word in the photographic lexicon.

From Wikipedia: Mike Johnston, former editor of Photo Techniques magazine, claims to have coined the "bokeh" spelling to suggest the correct pronunciation to English speakers.

See also: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/co...04-04-04.shtml
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I have a friend who has been a Pro photographer for 40 years. He's worked in fashion and commercial photography using large & medium format for years. When I mention "Bokeh" to him, he said "WTF is that". Just goes to show show important it really is.......
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Its not like its something new I just never heard the word before. I had the same problem with "purple fringe" I knew what chromatic abrasion was but I had no clue what people were talking about when they said purple fringe.
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Old May 25, 2007, 10:07 PM   #5
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Well, it's not all that new. I've heard it in Japanese for quite a few years. Here's a thread from two years ago about the subject.


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