Tutorial: How to Photograph Shaped Christmas Tree Bokeh

Tutorial: How to Photograph Shaped Christmas Tree Bokeh

Tutorial: How to Shoot Shaped Christmas Tree Bokeh

 

 

Step #1 Cut 1/2″ shape into piece of paper

 

It is recommended that you use a black piece of paper, but you can use colored to help add a tint to the scene.

 

 

 

 

Step #2 Attach to lens

Attach the piece of paper to the lens with tape or a rubber band.
 
 
Step #3 Set lens settings
Set your lens aperture (fstop) to the lowest number possible (1.4-2.2).

 

 

Step #4 Turn off lens auto-focus

Switch off your auto-focus on the lens and manually manipulate the scene to be blurry.
 

Step #5 Take a photo and try other shapes!

 

  Before/After Here is an example of the before and after!  See also: How to Photograph Christmas Tree Lights  
Tutorial: How to Photograph Shaped Christmas Tree Bokeh






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