Now of year there are lots of Christmas light decorations everywhere, it is essentially bokeh ecstasy. For your novice, the aperture is the opening in the contact that regulates the quantity of lighting which makes it through shutter and the contact to the film/alarm. Fast lenses below f/2.8 like my 20-year old manual focus Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7 SMC are ideal for firing bokeh (and is the lens I take advantage of for many of my bokeh photos on Fickr). I have found that the smaller the target distance to the foreground subject, the greater the backdrop bokeh I will get.
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