Photography is our passion – the pursuit of the best image is our motivation. At Leica, this includes everything from camera designers to Leica Store employees, from amateur to professional photographers. Often, the quest for the best image focuses on the technology of the products. However, emotions are triggered especially by fantastic photographs.
Leica Stores around the globe are becoming places to experience our passion – each for a period of three months – with selected topics from the world of photography. The first topic is bokeh. Find true inspiration when you visit a Leica Akademie course or visit one of our Leica Stores to directly experience our passion.
What does BOKEH mean?
Bokeh is a Japanese word meaning ‘blur’, and describes the pleasing or aesthetic quality of the out-of-focus blur in a photograph.
The human eye is, however, unable to perceive this unsharpness in the real world. This is the reason why pictures with bokeh always appear magical, surreal or fanciful.