Bokeh

Blogon April 30th, 2010Comments Off

Old school meets new school – the Shure 55SH is a classic dynamic microphone that fans of Elvis will recognize as the microphone that the King used in the US stamp that was issued in 1992 to commemorate the Graceland legend. Behind the microphone is a ProTools HD interface, the pinnacle of digital audio workstations. Using a very shallow depth of field, the rectangular lights on the front panel of the ProTools HD interface become beautiful circles of light, a blurring effect that is known as bokeh: it’s the Japanese word for blur, which is correctly spelt ‘boke‘, but to get the right pronunciation, the extra ‘h’ was added to create ‘bokeh‘. For the camera buffs out there, this shot was a Canon 7D with a 50mm f1.2 lens, off-camera strobe.

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