Question by stacey: A question about aperture and bokeh?
I have recently received a Pentax SF10 SLR (35mm). It has an adjustable aperture piece. If I were to take a bokeh shot, what should I set the aperture to?
The numbers go as follows:
22, 16, 11, 8, 5.6, 4
Also, how would I go about creating the best bokeh shot?
Answer by brokendown321
you would want to use f4. the lower number is a wider aperture, which has a shallower depth of field. because it is a large aperture it requires less light and therefore slightly lower light settings lend themselves to bokeh shots. you can always shoot at a high shutter speed if you want to shoot with bokeh in a bright environment.
you may want to play with the perspective to maximize the bokeh. when photographing people or objects put a good amount of space between them/it and the background to ensure that you get the maximum bokeh.
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