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Friday, December 7, 2012

Gotta Love that Bokeh!

What is Bokeh you say?
(I know, I had NO idea what it was either until I started into photography for reals).
Bokeh means "blur" is when you do a closeup of your main subject and purposely blur
the background....
and if you want to experiment,
you can be creative with your bokeh
by making a lens cover for your camera
lens in shapes....
Here are some we did in photography class a few weeks ago!

Believe it or not, I hung mini Christmas lights in the background behind these objects, but
I cut out a "fake" lens cover with a snowflake design in the middle
and used a rubber band to hold it around my lens and snapped away...
is what you get!:

Then, I used a homemade lens
where I cut out a little heart
in the middle
and rubber banded it
around and in front of my lens
and got



I am bugging all my scrapbooking friends
to borrow their
cutouts to make more homemade lens...
I think I have "bokeh FEVER"!!!!


Country Gal said...

I like to Bokeh(blur) my back grounds as well ! Awesome photos ! Have a good day !

So. Cal. Gal said...

Cute, cute, cute! Either you haven't posted lately (I doubt it) or I haven't been getting them (in full Nancy Kerrigan mode "Why??? Why???).

When I get time, I'm going to go through your posts and catch up. I promise! : )

Ruth Hiebert said...

Cute ideas.This would be great in the scrap booking world.

Unknown said...

How creative! Lovely!

Muffy's Marks said...

very cool!!!

DJan said...

I learned about bokeh, too, through photography and I am a fan of truly cool stuff like this! Nice to see you "back" and here's a big wish for a wonderful holiday. :-)

MadSnapper said...

these are AWESOME... i love the LOVE one... fantastic photos

Glenda Beall said...

Love these photos.What a great idea.

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