Saturday, 31 December 2011
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!).