A bokeh lens transforms out-of-focus light into unique and enchanting shapes.
You will need
- Large aperture lens
- Sheet of black cardboard
Step 1 Make the lens hood Cut a strip of the paperboard and wrap it around the lens to make a lens hood for the camera.
Step 2 Trace the lens Place the lens on the paper, trace its outline, and cut out the traced circle.
You can cut the circle to fit the size of the filter thread on the camera lens and skip making a lens hood.
Step 3 Cut out the bokeh shape Cut out the desired bokeh shape in the center of the circle of paperboard.
Step 4 Attach the bokeh shape Attach the circle to the lens either by taping it to the lens hood or by threading it onto the filter thread.
Step 5 Open the aperture Open the aperture of the lens all the way.
Step 6 Take pictures Aim the camera at a source of light, and adjust the focus until the light blurs and forms the bokeh shape. Take plenty of pictures using your newfound technique.
Did You Know:
Did you know? Before the famous photographer Ansel Adams dedicated his life to photography he was a concert pianist.