I was recently reading a question in a photography forum about bokeh being an effect that is overused. Another photographer rightly answered that bokeh wasn’t an effect you applied, but a result of your aperture settings and the lens you are using.
However, after reading this interesting discussion, I still felt there was a bit of (negative) controversy regarding the matter. Some people argue that you CHOOSE the wide aperture to get the bokeh effect and, thus, some people use it too much, all the time. Others argue it is dated and not trending in photography at the moment. Finally, some others make the point that it is all a matter of taste: some photographers like it, some don’t.
Is bokeh dead? Do you use it and/or abuse it? When do you use it most? What are your thoughts?
I leave you with some of my images so you can decide whether I am a fan of bokeh or not!