Better Bokeh

‘Bokeh’ refers to out of focus lights and shapes within an image – it is a simple technique that can produce stunning results and everyone can have creative fun with this.  My tip is use a fast shutter lens, preferably a prime lens (fixed focal length), set to a larger aperture (f1.4 / 1.8 rather than f9, f11 etc) and then set the camera on manual to find the best effects.  Often times you will need to test and review your images when creating images with bokeh as the result can be unpredictable through the viewfinder.  Oh and the best time to take pictures with bokeh is obviously at night!