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Photography Glossary

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Bokeh balls

Bokeh is a photographic term that refers to the aesthetic quality of the blur in the out-of-focus parts of an image. Bokeh balls specifically refer to the circular shapes that appear in the background of an image when the aperture is set to a low f-number. The shape of the bokeh balls can be influenced by the shape of the aperture blades, and some lenses are known for producing particularly pleasing bokeh.

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