Fun with Bokeh

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Yesterday I came across a tutorial for how to create shapes out of bokeh (the blurry bits in the background of your pictures when you have a short focal depth) and I decided to try it out on our Christmas tree. 
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The tutorial is here.  I love the way it turned out!  
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All I did was cut out the shape I wanted to make out of dark colored construction paper, and then I just held it up to the front/center of the lens of my D50 and manually blurred the focus with the camera at the widest (lowest) F-stop.  Easy peasy.  

These are my little cutouts:
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And, for good measure, I also got a picture of Bobo with heart shaped bokeh.  :)


  1. Wow, this is awesome! I can't wait to try it, I love the picture of your cat BTW. Thanks for posting this. :)

  2. oooh, fun. I've always wanted to try this. Thanks for the tips!

  3. so awesome!! they look amazing, but your kitty does not look amused.