Tuesday, November 16, 2010

bling bling bokeh


I love me some yummy bokeh!  I just want to grab a spoon and scoop it up it is so delicious.  Do you want to know my secret for this photo?  Dun dun dun....  TINFOIL!  Yup I sort of cheated, but only because it is cold outside and I don't want to go searching for my own.  Have you tried this?  It is so much fun, all you have to do is get a piece of tinfoil, crinkle it up, wrap it around a piece of cardboard (a flattened cereal box is what I used) set it on a chair/table/ottoman next to a window and voila!  Oh and if you want some extra bling spray the tinfoil with a water bottle. 

Also as a note it would be best to have a macro lens or a lens with a really wide aperture to make this work.  I used my 50mm f/1.4 lens in M mode, my settings: ISO 100, exposure 1/200, at f/1.4.  A telephoto would also work, though tricky in the house if you don't have enough light.  If you don't have any of those lenses, just make sure your subject is as far away as possible from the tinfoil to get some bokeh (and makes sure your lens is as wide, smallest f-stop number, as possible)

I love the bling'n beach bokeh from amycliff.  It is so sparkly and delicious! 

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful bokeh in the flickr pool!  Bokeh makes me happy :)  Until next time!

April of april's 365

296/365 - Beach Bokeh
296/365 Beach Bokeh by amycliff

12 comments:

blue elephant photography said...

oooh nice photos! i love the blingyness of both :) pretty yummy bokeh!

Kirstin Mckee said...

Ah, now your secret is out! Lovely pics, April. x

Karen said...

Wow, handmade bokeh? Now that is awesome. Thanks for sharing your bling magic with us.

Deirdre (superdewa) said...

I love this, and it's a great idea! How did you set this up? Did you just crop off the bottom where the foil wasn't showing?

Sharon said...

April, I LOVE you bokeh confession! And the end results are so fun. Both of these great photos make me want to put away my work and grab my camera. *Ü* Thanks for sharing.

Oliag said...

Bling is a good way to describe both of these pics! Love the tin foil bokeh and will try it very soon!!

mosey said...

Crumpling up tinfoil as we speak... (love both photos!)

April said...

Deirdre- For this shot I didn't crop it, I just angled it right so the tin foil wasn't showing. The jar was pretty close to the tin foil so I could have gotten more of the jar in the frame but I didn't want anyone to see that I had taped the flowers to the jar :)

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

I love this technique. Bokeh on steroids!

Deb said...

I love this. Way to be creative!

Jan said...

Wow! Amy's shot sparkles! I love it :)
and I love tinfoil LOL ... woooot!

Jamie said...

Gorgeous - and thanks for the tip. My nifty-fifty arrived today - can't wait to give it a try.

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