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Well Blur Me Down

Blur or Bokeh (Japanese for blur which sounds fancier, a bit like jus instead of sauce/gravy in cooking circles), is an effect describing the out of focus background (and even foreground) elements of a photograph. The intent is for the subject matter to dominate and grab one’s attention, while distracting background details disappear into a smooth and subtle out of focus blur. Many photographers strive to achieve this look to give their photographs a ‘unique’ appearance, but then so does World + Dog nowadays.

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