Thursday, December 18, 2014

Turn Your Christmas or Holiday Lights Into Beautiful Bokeh!



The trick to turn your lights into a beautiful background bokeh pattern is to use a relatively wide aperture (small f stop).  Position your subject a good distance in front of the lights.  Using a telephoto lens, zoom in for a close-up of your subject, (focus on your subject), and you will create beautiful light balls.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Beautiful examples.

diane b said...

love the colour of the balls. I can do this with my DSL but I tried it with my new point and shoot but had difficulties even though I can choose the aperture and use the zoom lens. I can't work out how to use the manual focus so the camera keeps wanting to focus on the tree.

Sandra said...

thank you Karen

George said...

I really like the bokeh in these photos. Thanks for the tips.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Great mini tutorial and examples of. I love bokeh!
Have a great weekend, my friend.

Robin Lamb said...

Karen, great tip!

Mersad said...

This is really great advice. Nice results as well.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography