Show me your Bokeh!

First off, a Bokeh is not that thing under your Snarvits so put that thing away. A Bokeh is the out-of-focus area of your photograph that usually is ignored because it is filling up the dead space your subject is not. According to this article by, your Bokeh can actually be used to work in your photos by playing with the lights and shapes of your background. In their article “How to Take Amazing Bokah Photos” you can see how easy this technique really is.
I sometimes forget that since I am setting up this club for mostly amateur photographers like myself, not all of you might know the terms. I too might get carried away so if there is ever a question just feel free to ask and I will answer it here on the blog.
A few of the technical terms so to clear up a few things when reading about depth of field is that your aperture (or f-stop), which should be the only other number besides shutter speed that you can change while in manual, is always backwards. Shutter speed controls how long a shutter will stay open while aperture controls how wide the shutter will open and when it calls for a wide aperture you want the lowest number possible. The higher the number the smaller the hole the shutter creates. This is a great way to be able to keep your shutter open for a longer period of time because a higher aperture means less light is coming in. You might want to use this technique when you want a moving image to be blurred such as car lights at night. However when you don’t want your subject to be blurred and the background to be out of focus then it is best to have a smaller aperture (wider opening) to let a lot of light in quickly for your closest object and not so much light from the background. This is called a low depth-of-field when only one subject or small area of the photo is in focus. If you ever use a zoom lens then you will also notice this effect. As a side note, zoom lenses are great to take small subject photos because of this blurring effect which gives a smaller subject more attention in the picture.
Anyway, I think you get the point and if you have any questions then just ask. Here is another link to some really good examples of Bokah photos:
23 Cheerful Example of Bokeh Photography
So all club members and everyone else that just wishes they were a club member, its time to get creative and start playing with our Bokehs. If anyone wants to send their Bokeh photos that taken after reading this article I would be happy to put them up on the website. As an end note, we still need a name for the club, all creative ideas will be considered.