There’s so much we can argue about when we talk about bokeh: whether we like it or not, when and how should it be used, what’s ‘good’ and what’s ‘bad bokeh’. In fact, different people even pronounce it differently. Still, it’s a fact that bokeh has become an integral part of photography talk and photography itself.
But how did we get there? What exactly is bokeh, when did it become a part of photography and how did it become so important?