Saturday, 31 December 2011

Christmas Bokeh


This post was inspired by this blog post on the lovely Meredith's blog, 'One Sheepish Girl' - which in turn, was inspired by a post on The Friendly Fox! They both blogged about this beautiful photography effect, which I think is called Bokeh (photography experts, feel free to correct me!). It just so happens to be perfect for the festive season, with all of these pretty lights twinkling all over the place.

It's so simple to do - just cut out a small shape from a piece of card, hold it in front of your camera lens with the aperture open really wide, and snap away!

The shapes appear smaller as the aperture gets smaller... and that really is all there is to it. I'm not sure if it works on ordinary digital cameras, but my DSLR made it work perfectly. (Totally justifies buying it!).



Sadie xxx

17 comments:

j e s s i z e e said...

haha ohmygosh thanks for posting about this! i'm going to try it later (:

Annarack said...

This is totally genius. What a fantastic idea. I am so gonna do this :) Thank you for sharing.

Joanna said...

This is so cute!! I'm definitely going to try this later. I was wondering how people did that. Thank you! Happy New Year, lovely! xx

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

I saw that post. Wow, it looks great.

Happy New Year.

x

Rachael said...

Wow - so simple to do and I love the effect with the love hearts

Cat said...

I love it! Would make a great image for next year's Christmas cards!

Cat xxx
http://www.takecourageblog.com/

meredith said...

Your bokeh looks beautiful Sadie! I'm so glad you gave it a try too! :)

Phara said...

OOOOH, lovely!
X

Schnuersenkelrolltreppentod said...

So Cute!

The Bootlace

Miranda / Summertime Den said...

Cute photos! Happy new year!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

amazing star photo!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

My said...

love it! i should try out the star one!

Insomnia said...

Have to try it out, looks so great!

those dreadful children said...

yo sadie, where you been at? we miss you up in here.

Charlie Murray, Charlestown Vintage said...

Wow it looks amazing! Really going to have to try it out!! Thank you for the tips!
xo.

. said...

i am always doing this when i dont have any other ideas :D

Bia said...

wow, this is amazing.. I need to try it!