09 December 2012

make it: bokeh shapes!

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look at this fun photo we took last night! 
we were inspired after robbie saw this. 
this is how we did it: 

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easy! just make a simple paper filter by cutting out the shape you want the bokeh to take. we did a heart, but you can do anything you want. then just hold it on top of your lens while you snap away! note that you want to shoot on manual so that the subject's blurred -- and this works only on spots that emit light, like bulbs on a tree. 

happy shooting!

19 comments:

  1. Thank you for this tip! I was always wondering how to do this, and I usually have trouble shooting light. Thanks!

    Summer x

    http://ohsummercandy.blogspot.com

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  2. I saw a photo like this just this week that I loved so much I added to an inspiration post on my blog. Lovely.

    Kim

    http://loopsoflavender.blogspot.com/

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  3. Gorgeous! I might try this with some origami paper I got that would give a similar effect. :)
    stephanie

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  4. This is so cool! I will have to try this on my Christmas tree.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  5. You have answered my prayers! :)
    Thanks for posting this!

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  6. I can't wait to try this! I love how yours turned out.

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  7. So cool! I am totally trying this tonight :)

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  8. I've always wanted to try this! Perhaps I'll do it soon :)

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  9. aww this is adorable! I really want to try it out!

    raspberrykitsch.com

    xx

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  10. I never knew! AHH this is amazing thanks for sharing R & B ! :)

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  11. So beautiful!

    http://aliceinbo2.blogspot.com.es/

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  12. thats a great idea! thnx for sharing!
    www.yuliamoscow.com

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  13. what a cute idea, that's come out so well!x

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  14. This is so cute and clever; definitely going to have to try it!

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