Nikon Assignment: Best of Bokeh

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Our latest Nikon Assignment: Best of Bokeh focuses on a unique photographic technique. But what exactly is bokeh?

Bokeh comes from the Japanese word “boke” (ボケ), which means to “blur” or “haze”. It’s pronounced BOH-Kə or BOH-kay.

As a photographer, learning how to create and use bokeh in your images is a rite of passage and something you perfect over time. So that’s why we’re celebrating the Best of Bokeh in this month’s assignment.

The brief

Submit the photo you feel demonstrates your best use of bokeh.

The prize

To help you achieve even better bokeh in the future, one lucky photographer will win a brand new NIKKOR AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lens.

Who can enter?

You must be an Australian resident and a member of My Nikon Life. But your ‘Best of Bokeh’ image can be taken anywhere in the world, on any kind of camera/lens combination.

Not a member yet? No problem. Joining is easy and free. Simply click here.

Note: By entering, you agree to let Nikon Australia use your image on social media at a future date. Any images we use will be credited.

Judging criteria

The winning image will be judged on these three categories:

  • Image quality – composition, lighting, focus etc.
  • Emotional reaction – surprise, awe, joy, wonderment etc.
  • Content – how is bokeh used to enhance the image?

Winning entry

Congratulations to this assignment’s winner Sue Atkinson, who captured the Best of Bokeh with her shot titled ‘Jar of Lights’.

Photography by Sue Atkinson